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Golden Gate

Kiev Ukraine

Golden Gate was built in 1037 during the reign of Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise of Kiev.

St. Andrew's Descent

Kiev Ukraine

According to legend, St. Andrew's descent got its name from Saint Andrew the First-Called.

Deribasovskaya Street

Odessa Ukraine

Deribasovskaya is a symbol of South Palmyra, and if you want to see the most beautiful and interesting sights of Odessa town, then it is worth going on this street.

Duke de Richelieu

Odessa Ukraine

The monument, of the founders of the city, Duke de Richelieu on the Promenade is one of the main attractions of Odessa.









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The Kiev chronology

5th century A.D. - the date when the Prince Kyi founded the city of Kyiv
9th century Kyiv became the capital of Eastern Slavic state known as Rus.
988-989 baptization of Rus by Prince Volodymyr the Great.
1019-1054 Prince Yaroslav the Wise possessed Kyiv's throne.
11-12th centuries Kievan Rus became one of the largest civilized states in Europe famous for its monasteries and temples.
1157 - Assassination of Prince Yuriy Dolghorukyi , founder of Moscow in Kyiv.
1169 - Destruction and plundering of Kyiv by Prince Andriy Boholubskyi of Volodymyr-Suzdal - the son of Yuriy Dolghorukyi.
1240 - Destruction of the City by the Mongol-Tatar Horde of Baty Khan.
1363 - Kyiv and large area of Rus became part of Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
1569 - Kyiv under the power of Poland
1615 -Kyiv recognized as a biggest cultural and education center of Eastern Europe.
1632 - foundation of Kyiv-Mohyla Colegium
1648 - beginning of the Liberation war under the leadership of Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky
1687 - 1709 the period of Hetman Ivan Mazepa's rule
1701 - Foundation of Kyiv-Mohyla academy.
1706 - Foundation of Kyiv-Pechersk Fortress.
1731-1744 - The Great Bell Tower of Lavra construction.
1749-1753 - St. Andrew's church construction.
1804-1805 - foundation of the first city theatre
1811 - burning of Podil district
1831-1861 - construction of the New Pechersk Fortress.
1834 - Inauguration of St. Volodymyr University, foundation of municipal duma.
1838 - Inauguration of the institute for Noble Girls.
1839 - Planning of the University Botanical Garden.
1849 - Foundation of the first city Post Office.
1853 - Inauguration of monument of Prince Volodymyr.
1862-1882 - Construction of St. Volodymyr's Cathedral.
1886 - First telephone exchange set in operation.
1888 - Inauguration of monument of Bohdan Khmelnytsky.
1892 - In Kyiv started the first tram.
1898 - Foundation of Polytechnical Institute.
1899-1901 - Construction of Opera House.
1905 - Setting in operation of Kyiv funicular.
1913 - Inauguration of the Conservatoire.
1917 - 1920 - Civil War and Kyiv.
1918 - Foundation of Ukrainian Academy of Science.
1921 - Foundation of Medical Institute.
1924 - Foundation of Historical Museum
1926 - Opening of Opera and Ballet Theatre, Russian and Ukrainian Drama Theatres, construction of film studio.
1930 - Destruction of numerous historical and cultural relics of Kyiv.
1934 - Kyiv became the capital of Ukraine again.
1935 - first trolleybus in the city
1937-1943 - Construction of the Republican Styadium.
1941-1943 - Nazi occupation of Kyiv.
1951 - First number of "Evening Kyiv" newspaper came out in the city.
1957 - inauguration of Boryspil airport.
1960 - the first line of Metro begun working in Kiev
1970 - Inauguration of "Ukraina" Palace.
1982 - Celebration of the 1500th anniversary of Kyiv.
1986 - Chornobyl catastrophe.
1990 - The national blue-yellow flag of Ukraine hoisted near the building of city council.
1991 - Declaration of Ukraine's independence.
1995 - The Archistrategos Michael the old coat of arms became the emblem of Kyiv.
1997-2000 - Reconstruction of St. Michael's Cathedral.
1999- City had mayor elected for the first time, according to the Law on "The capital city of Ukraine" the hero-city of Kyiv adopted by Supreme Council

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