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Awesome Heritage : Interesting Kyiv, Volume 2: Interesting Kyiv

By Anisimov, Alexander

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Title: Awesome Heritage : Interesting Kyiv, Volume 2: Interesting Kyiv  
Author: Anisimov, Alexander
Volume: Volume 2
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, General Works (Periodicals, Series, idexes, Almanacs, etc.)
Collections: Travel, Authors Community
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Publisher: Sky Horse
Member Page: Vladimir Nevzorov


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All you need to know about Kyiv is here in this one book. Exactly 120 features of the Ukrainian capital are described in detail – from the world famous Lavra and Sophia’s Cathedral to the ethnic and local such as “perepichka” (pie), “palatki” (tents) and “marshrut­ki” (minibuses). After all, it is such seemingly small things that form the complete picture of the city.

Kyi, Shchek, Khoriv, Lybid’ Who founded Kyiv and when? This question is ever-present in scholarly minds. Archaeological excavations show that settlements in the Kyiv region existed 15,000-25,000 years ago. Claudius Ptolemy wrote about the mysterious capital city of Sarmatia on the Dnieper, and another legend says that the emergence of a large city on the hilly banks of the Dnieper was predicted by Andrew the Apostle who traveled through Ukrainian lands in 55 AD. The traditionally recognized year of Kyiv’s establishment is 482 AD. According to the 12th-century chronicle “Povest vremennykh let” (“Tale of Bygone Years”), Kyiv was founded by three brothers, Kyi, Shchek, and Khoriv, leaders of the Polyanian tribe of East Slavs. Each established his own settlement on a hill, and these settlements became the town of Kyiv, named for the eldest brother, Kyi. A small stream nearby was named for their sister Lybid’. The Tale of Bygone Years by Nestor the Chronicler says that: “The Polyanians lived apart and governed their families. There were three brothers, Kyi, Shchek, and Khoriv, and their sister was named Lybid’. Kyi lived upon the hill where the Borychiv trail now is, and Shchek dwelt upon the hill now named Shchekavytsa, while on the third resided Khoriv, after whom this hill is named Khorivytsa. They built a town and named it Kyiv after their oldest brother. Around the town lay a wood and a great pine-forest in which they used to catch wild beasts. These men were wise and prudent. They were called Polyanians, and there are Polyanians descended from them living in Kyiv to this day... Kyi was then the chief of his kin, and it is related that he received a great honour from the Emperor when he visited the imperial court... Kyi returned to Kyiv, and soon after his life came to an end. His brothers Shchek and Khoriv, as well as their sister Lybid’, died there too.” And to this day, on the maps of Kyiv you can see the three mountains – Kyivytsa, Schekavytsa and Khorivytsa, as well as the Lybid’ River, after which the metro station is named. There are also a great number of mosaics and images of Kyiv’s founders, most of them displayed when Kyiv celebrated its 1500th anniversary. In 1982, a statue of Kyi, Shchek, Khoriv and Lybid’ standing on an ancient riverboat was unveiled at the riverside of Navodnytsky Park. The monument, created by Vasyl Borodai, soon became iconic for the city and has since been used as Kyiv’s unofficial emblem. Kyivans call it “Boat”. This is the favorite place for newlywed photo shoots, and every bride feels it her duty to throw a wedding bouquet into the boat to attract good luck. L. S.

Table of Contents
Archangel Michael Kyi, Shchek, Khoriv, Lybid’ Horse Chestnut Trees Kyiv Day StaroKyivska Linden Kyiv Spring Khreshchatyk Maidan Nezalezhnosti Andrew’s Descent The Poplars European Square Poshtova Square The Passage Kontraktova Square Borychiv Tok Podil Gonchary-Kozhemyaki Obolon’ Rusanivka Golden Gates No. 25 Khreshchatyk St. Central Post Office The House with Chimeras The State Bank The Chocolate House Leipzig Restaurant Building The Baron’s Castle Weeping Widow House The Richard Castle Bulgakov House KPI Opera House The Franko Theater Circus The Puppet Theater Historical Museum The Art Museum Natural History Museum Khanenko Museum The Pharmacy-museum Mystetskyi Arsenal PinchukArtCentre Art-Zavod Platforma VDNG State Aviation Museum The Mariinskyi Park Taras Shevchenko Park Gryshko Botanical Garden Fomin Botanical Garden Landscape Alley Kyiv Zoo Hydropark Trukhaniv Island Mamajeva Sloboda St. Vladimir Monument Khmelnytsky Monument The Motherland Monument Princess Olga Monument Samson Fountain People’s Friendship Arch Magdeburg Law Pillar The Sculptures of Kyiv The Lavra St. Sophia Cathedral St. Michael’s Cathedral St. Vladimir’s Cathedral St. Andrew’s Church The Cyril Church Vydubitsky Monastery Pokrovskyi Monastery Church on the Water The Askold Tomb St. Alexander’s Church St. Nicholas Church Lutheran Church Karaite Kenesa Kyiv Metro Trolleybus Tram Funicular Marshrutka TsUM Bessarabsky Market Metrograd Petrivka Kiosks Main Railway Station River Port & Quay Children’s Railway North Bridge Metro Bridge Southern Bridge Park Bridge Hills & Steps Pechersk Fortress The TV Tower The Kyiv Dungeons Olympic Stadium Dynamo Stadium Protasiv Yar The Racing Circle Kachalka Holosiivskyi Park Feofaniya Pyrohiv Lysa Hora Pushcha-Vodytsia Mezhyhirya Kyiv Sea & HPP KyUR Igor Sikorsky Kazimir Malevich Serge Lifar Evgeny Paton Klitschko Brothers Eugenia Gapchinska Kyivska Perepichka Puzata Hata Chicken Kyiv Kyiv Torte


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