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).
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 02nd February, 2023) UK Defense SecretaryBen Wallace said on Wednesday that London has yet to make a "solid decision" not to supply Kiev with fighter jets and expressed his opinion that it is not the right approach "for now.".
"This trip should be an expression of clear support for Ukraine because Ukraine cannot be allowed to fail in this war ... The president-elect expressed his readiness to visit not only Kiev, but also places closer to the front lines, depending on the Ukrainian leadership's program of the visit. "This is a matter for the Ukrainian side ... ....
While Kiev welcomed the tanks, expecting them to be a game-changer in the battlefield against Russia, analysts expressed concerns that such heavy weapons may intensify the situation, warning of the possibility of a direct war between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). NATO's promise of tanks for Ukraine...Hours later, U.S.
BEIJING, Jan ... While Kiev welcomed the tanks, expecting them to be a game-changer in the battlefield against Russia, analysts expressed concerns that such heavy weapons may intensify the situation, warning of the possibility of a direct war between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). NATO'S PROMISE OF TANKS FOR UKRAINE ... Enditem.
Earlier in the day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on NATO countries to "unlock" the supply of long-range missiles and military aircraft to Kiev... Earlier in the day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on NATO countries to "unlock" the supply of long-range missiles and military aircraft to Kiev.
In a speech on Thursday, Kirill expressed "deep grief and righteous anger" over what he called "attempts by incumbent authorities in Kiev and their foreign backers to use the UOC as a weapon of incitement of Russian-Ukrainian hatred." ... Some priests split from the UOC to form a "Kiev patriarchate," which the Moscow patriarchate condemned ... (RT.com).
The Vatican, where the pontiff's jurisdiction is known as the Holy See, has on numerous occasions called for a peaceful end to the fighting and has expressed readiness to facilitate negotiations between Moscow and Kiev.
Berlin has long expressed a hesitancy to allow allied nations to send Leopards to Kiev and is reportedly waiting for the US to send its own Abrams tanks first ...Last week, the British government vowed to deliver 14 Challenger 2 main battle tanks to Kiev ... for Kiev’s troops.
The former commander of the Polish Land Forces expressed doubt, however, about whether there was anything at all the West could do to help Kiev win its ongoing conflict with Moscow...London also promised Kiev a dozen of its Challenger 2 tanks ... Kiev has maintained that the attack was completely unprovoked.
The Kremlin has on numerous occasions warned that Western military assistance to Kiev will only prolong the war ... Peskov said the way to prevent further escalation was to heed the strategic concerns that Russia had expressed before sending its forces into Ukraine about NATO’s eastward expansion and Kiev’s joining the US-led military alliance.