Kiev (/ˈkiːɛf, -ɛv/) or Kyiv (Ukrainian:Київ[ˈkɪjiu̯]; Russian:Киев[ˈkʲiɪf]) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The population in July 2013 was 7006284720000000000♠2,847,200 (though higher estimated numbers have been cited in the press), making Kiev the 8th largest city in Europe.
Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kiev Metro.
The city's name is said to derive from the name of Kyi, one of its four legendary founders (see Name, below). During its history, Kiev, one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, passed through several stages of great prominence and relative obscurity. The city probably existed as a commercial centre as early as the 5th century. A Slavic settlement on the great trade route between Scandinavia and Constantinople, Kiev was a tributary of the Khazars, until seized by the Varangians (Vikings) in the mid-9th century. Under Varangian rule, the city became a capital of the Kievan Rus', the first East Slavic state. Completely destroyed during the Mongol invasion in 1240, the city lost most of its influence for the centuries to come. It was a provincial capital of marginal importance in the outskirts of the territories controlled by its powerful neighbours; first the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, followed by Poland and Russia.
At the end of November 2009 Gevorg Vartanyan of Arax, a Ukrainian distributor of reworked medium format Kiev cameras and lenses, wrote to tell customers that the Arsenal factory was closing after 245 years of operation. The email said that management had been turned over to the Special Construction Department (SKTB), all work had stopped and the workers laid off, and that the factory warehouse was empty. He thought that Arax had enough cameras and parts to remain in business for at least another 4–5 years. The amount of stock remaining with other distributors around the world is unknown.
Kiev medium format cameras
The Kiev brand is probably best known for two 6×6 medium format cameras:
An almost direct clone of the original Hasselblad 1600 F sometimes jokingly referred to as a Hasselbladski.
Kiev is an Americanindie rock band founded in Orange, CA. It consists of members Andrew Stavas (keys, saxophone), Brandon Corn (drums, percussion), Derek Poulsen (bass, computers), and Robert Brinkerhoff (guitar, vocals). They self-released their first EP titled "Ain't No Scary Folks In On Around Here" in 2010 which has been characterized as "like having your ear work on a good puzzle". Their first single "Crooked Strings" received airplay on KROQ's Locals Only show. A second EP was released in 2011 titled "Be Gone Dull Cage & Others". The band was named "Best Indie Band" at the 2011 Orange County Music Awards and is known for "its intricate, eclectic music and big live sound". Los Angeles blog Buzzbands.LA describes their sound as "trippy and cerebral at the same time, occupying that sometimes-exhilarating, sometimes-discomfiting space between left and right brain". On November 2nd, 2014, the band's hit single, "Be Gone Dull Cage," was featured on The Walking Dead (Season 5, Episode 4).
Her family has since fled Kiev to a safer space with her maternal grandparents in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine, but even that area gets worse by the day ... The Rastvortsevas have friends living outside of Kiev who lit their own furniture on fire to stay warm.
4 exploded during a safety test at this power plant north of Kiev... Tour buses, often painted with gas masks and radiation symbols, pick up customers from Kiev's Independence Square ... "The level of radiation in Kiev was the same as in Parishev, so why would I stay there?" he asked ... My potatoes are as clean as potatoes in Kiev.".
4 exploded during a safety test at this power plant north of Kiev... Tour buses, often painted with gas masks and radiation symbols, pick up customers from Kiev’s Independence Square ... “The level of radiation in Kiev was the same as in Parishev, so why would I stay there?” he asked ... My potatoes are as clean as potatoes in Kiev.”.
4 exploded during a safety test at this power plant north of Kiev... Tour buses, often painted with gas masks and radiation symbols, pick up customers from Kiev’s Independence Square ... “The level of radiation in Kiev was the same as in Parishev, so why would I stay there?” he asked.
...SovietModernism, Brutalism, Post-Modernism , Bykov’s and Gubnika’s dramatic voice-overs make a case for the historical and cultural importance of these buildings as viewers are introduced to some of Kiev’s most iconic structures, like the UFO building and the House of Furniture.
Kiev, Ukraine—On Wednesday, a powerful thunderstorm rocked Ukraine’s capital city with lighting, thunder, and torrential rains ... One piece of evidence is the facade of Emporium, a high-end furniture store in central Kiev ... All the trendy new restaurants and coffee shops sprouting up around Kiev are misleading.
In a crumbling Soviet-era apartment building in Kiev, up a rattling graffiti-scarred elevator, Anastasia Chumak has created an oasis of comfort furnished by Ikea... At the cavernous steel-and-glass Budynok Mebliv, a two-story Soviet-built furniture emporium in Kiev, floor personnel easily outnumbered customers on a recent visit.
While some Donbass refugees feel at home in Magadan, those whose sympathies lie more with Kiev than with the pro-Russia separatists have generally gone the other way ... The bar is now open in Kiev, with the same furniture, the same lighting and even the same weathered Soviet hardback books that propped up the bar in Donetsk.
Ukraine's economy minister has pleaded with Ikea to set up shop in his country, saying it would show Kiev was serious about fighting corruption that reportedly caused the Swedish furniture giant to ditch a previous Ukrainian foray ... .
Ukraine's economy minister pleaded Wednesday for Ikea to set up shop in his country, saying it would show Kiev was serious about fighting the corruption that reportedly caused the furniture giant to ditch a previous Ukrainian foray. "We hope that Ikea will open a store ... Ikea itself hinted at the problem ... hh/po/cb. .
Custom-made furniture, natural materials and local design were the main assets used by Kiev-based YØDEZEEN in the creation of the interior ...Different types of custom-made furniture pieces give the interior a relaxed, domestic atmosphere where people can enjoy ...