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).
In recent weeks, Ukraine has intensified its operations against Russian forces controlling Crimea, with naval and air strikes using drones and missiles destroying defense systems and damaging Russian military ships and submarines, several spokesmen said. From Kiev.
Interfax news agency reported on Monday that the Russians used some of their largest destroyers and landing ships in the naval drills aimed to practice countering unmanned mock enemy boats ... “Coordination of tactical groups of ships and vessels, units and forces of the fleet will be tested,” the statement said.
“There will be more drones, more attacks, and fewer Russian ships ... He also claimed Kiev’s aerial drone production had increased by over 100 times in 2023 from last year ... Till now, multiple attacks targeting ships in the busy Sevastopol harbor have been launched with unmanned naval drones.
Kiev — Two civilian cargo ships came to a Ukrainian port on Saturday, according to Kiev, in the first time any ships are aimed to do so since an agreement to allow safe passage for freighters carrying food was terminated ... .
Kiev — Two civilian cargo ships are seeking to enter a Ukrainian port, according to Kiev on Saturday, in the first time any ships are aimed to do so since an agreement to allow safe passage for freighters carrying food ... .
Brussels opted to end the union's restriction on imports of Kiev's grain but several member states immediately rejected the move ... Why are they important for the shipping of Ukraine's produce?. In July, Russia suspended its participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative that allowed Ukrainian grain to be safely shipped from the country's ports.
...Kiev attack the Russian naval fleet in Crimea ... The tech billionaire reportedly opted to prevent Kiev from using Starlink to guide naval drone strikes on Russian ships, fearing Moscow might use nuclear weapons in retaliation to what he called a “mini-Pearl Harbor.”.
In a statement on the Telegram messaging app on Wednesday, the ministry said that seven missiles were downed by Russia's air defense systems, and all three boats were destroyed by a patrol ship. "As a result of being hit by enemy cruise missiles, two ships under repair were damaged," the ministry said.
The bloc has too much riding on Kiev’s highly-unlikely success, and that’s why it’s doing all it can to prolong the conflict ... Kiev’s top man in Germany recently blamed the West for the bloody failure of the ill-fated project, suggesting it was solely due to European and American delays in shipping weapons and cash to Kiev.
Kiev's forces tried to attack Russian military ships patrolling the waters near the 'TurkStream' and 'Blue Stream' connectors, Lavrov claimed, adding that Russia has "launched patrols to these areas of the Black Sea, since there is information that there are attempts to blow up just as the Nord Stream was blown up.".
Russia is “not forbidding it … but we will not let them [the Ukrainians] through the humanitarian corridors,” he added, explaining that Kiev’s troops used these routes “to launch both surface and undersea vessels to attack not just our military ships, but civilian ones as well.”.