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).
Speaking out for the first time since the Dutch ship Zr ...The UK has denied that account and insisted its ship wasn't fired upon. Responding to Moscow’s claims last week, Downing Street dismissed the suggestion that the Royal Navy was "fired upon or that the ship was in Russian waters" as "incorrect".
On June 23, a British ship entered Crimean waters and on Monday a large-scale exercise co-organized by Washington and Kiev will kick off ... Added to this British taunt, is the imminent start on June 28, of a joint exercise, Sea Breeze 2021, organized as every year since 1997 by Kiev and Washington.
Ukraine has announced that it will be expanding its already extensive naval cooperation with Britain, with the two countries signing a joint memorandum on Monday which will see the UK design and construct ships and bases for Kiev... In 2021, the UK decided it would decommission all Sandown-class ships and replace them with automated systems.
Igor I of Kiev ruled from AD 913 until his death in AD 945 ... Igor I of Kiev ... Wikimedia Commons) Who was Igor of Kiev?. Igor I of Kiev is thought to be the son of semi-legendary Viking king Rurik (also spelled Rorik, Hrorekr, or Russian Ryuik) ... Gradually, Oleg expanded his control along the Dnieper River, eventually conquering the important city of Kiev.
Advertisement ...Surviving ... As a girl in Kiev, Ukraine, with her father frequently away on business, Irma was shuttled from town to town by her mother, often one step ahead of the German forces ... After the war, she wound up in Kiev ... One of the two ships carrying doctors and patients sank. Boris was on the other ship. Eventually, they wound up in Kiev, too ... .
Kiev said that one more soldier had died of shrapnel wounds when “Russian armed forces” on Thursday shelled Ukraine’s positions ...Russia last week also said that it intends to close parts of the Black Sea to foreign military and other ships for six months beginning today.
According to Axios on Monday, Russian military exercises “near commercial shipping lanes in the Black Seathreaten to strangle Ukraine’s economy (sic)” — citing a falsified Kiev war ministry “internal document,” conveniently leaked to to Western media, part of anti-Russia propaganda.