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).
The facility in Lima, Ohio, which is operated by General Dynamics, has to produce hundreds of tanks for Poland and Taiwan before it can start working on 31 units that the Biden administration promised to Kiev earlier this week, the outlet pointed out in an article on Thursday.
Germany will deliver Leopard 2 tanks to Kiev no earlier than in three or four months, GermanDefense MinisterBoris Pistorius said on Wednesday ... They should announce it (tanks supplies) themselves, we are in talks with some states," the spokesman told a briefing, answering the question what countries are ready to ship tanks to Kiev.
The Biden administration is reportedly ?finalizing? plans to ship M1 Abrams to Kiev. US PresidentJoe Biden's administration has reportedly dismissed objections to sending M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine and will make an announcement as soon as this week on providing a "significant number" of the heavily armored behemoths to Kiev.
The Biden administration is reportedly “finalizing” plans to ship M1 Abrams to Kiev. US PresidentJoe Biden’s administration has reportedly dismissed objections to sending M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine and will make an announcement as soon as this week on providing a “significant number” of the heavily armored behemoths to Kiev.
Kiev will get what it demanded from the West, but will it be enough? ... On January 14, London announced plans to ship its Challengers 2s to Kiev, while it now seems inevitable that Paris will supply AMX-56 Leclerc vehicles ... How many tanks does Kiev need? ... How many tanks will Kiev get? ... Read more Kiev is set to receive American Patriot missile batteries.
Bystron went on to allege that, by deciding to supply military hardware to Kiev, Scholz had gone “back on his own campaign promises” and gone “against the majority of the country.” ... Earlier on Wednesday, Chancellor Scholz announced the decision to ship 14 Leopard 2A6 tanks from its own stock to Kiev ... .
While the United States and its allies shipped tons of weapons and munitions to the regime in Kiev since the launch of the Russian military operation, western powers had so far refrained from providing Ukraine with battle tanks – until now ....
Amid an ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) says Kiev uses nuclear power plants throughout its territory to stockpile Western-supplied weapons ... Kiev shipped consignments of the weapons to the Rivne power station in northwestern Ukraine in the last week of December, the SVR said as an example.
Government is today giving to the Zelensky regime in Kiev... Scholz is said to insist the Americans first ship their own Abrams tanks to Kiev before Germany will lift a finger ... In saying this, I acknowledge my own misreading of the Russian war plans, since I expected them to deliver the death blow to Kiev some time ago.
Russia has warned that the sanctions against Moscow by Kiev's allies and the shipping of western weapons to Ukraine will prolong the war and add to the casualties that have reached several hundred thousand since the Kremlin started its military operation almost a year ago.
The only way to avert this scenario is if unprecedented aid like modern tanks is shipped to it as soon as possible and/or if Kiev launches a new offensive, the first of which is politically risky while the second is militarily risky ...Ukrainian PresidentZelensky (R) and visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda, Kiev, May 22, 2022 .