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).
When Russia was forced to respond to NATO’s crawling aggression by launching its strategic counteroffensive, officially known as the special military operation (SMO), top NATO commanders, such as GeneralMark Milley (ret), then the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, claimed that Kiev would fall “within 72 hours”.
When Russia was forced to respond to NATO’s crawling aggression by launching its strategic counteroffensive, officially known as the special military operation (SMO), top NATO commanders, such as GeneralMark Milley (ret), then the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, claimed that Kiev would fall “within 72 hours.”.
The ministers, together with their Ukrainian counterpart, will talk about urgent needs on the battlefield and reaffirm their solidarity with Kiev “not just in words, but in actions,” says Stoltenberg, who expressed his “great appreciation.” Ukraine.
Kiev has to work out issues with US Congress and EU to keep getting aid, the Ukrainian president says ... At about the same time, the EU's €50 billion package of loans and grants was not accepted, as some member states, such as Hungary, expressed skepticism about further funding Kiev.
Multiple commenters issued death threats to the activist, accused her of working for Russia, and even expressed regrets that Odessa “does not get bombed enough” amid the ongoing conflict between Kiev and Moscow... Read more Kiev dismantles symbol of Nazi defeat.
The city is some 15 kilometers away from Artyomovsk (Bakhmut), the venue of the largest battle in the conflict between Moscow and Kiev, which ended with a Russian victory in May ... Kiev claims record drone attack by Russia.
The newspaper also suggested that Berlin would not be able to deliver Kiev any more tanks than it has already pledged. Earlier this week, Ukrainian PresidentVladimirZelensky expressed concern that a lack of military progress may already be dampening Kiev's backers' willingness to further shore it up.
The newspaper also suggested that Berlin would not be able to deliver Kiev any more tanks than it has already pledged. Earlier this week, Ukrainian PresidentVladimirZelensky expressed concern that a lack of military progress may already be dampening Kiev’s backers’ willingness to further shore it up.
Hungary and Slovakia, however, have been strongly opposed to sending arms to Kiev... However, several EU states have opposed arms deliveries to Kiev, while expressing skepticism about accession talks ... Hungary has been especially vocal in this regard, consistently opposing any military assistance to Kiev.
Under the proposal only territories that Kiev currently controls will get security guarantees ...Moscow was willing to accept a neutral, independent Ukraine, in Kiev-aborted peace talks in the early months of hostilities. The Russian government did not express any desire for ...
A supporting role was to be played by former German chancellorGerhard Schröder who, like Bennet before him, was asked by Kiev to play a role in the mediation ... This draft agreement was initialed by the head of the Kiev negotiation team ... On March 28, Putin reportedly went so far as to express a willingness to withdraw Russian troops from around Kiev.