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 Kiev regime’s Ministry of Agriculture ... However, as it turned out, not only was this patently false, as the grain ended up in rich Western and pro-Western countries, but the Kiev regime and NATO used the ships to smuggle weapons to Ukraine (and out of it, it would seem).
Ahmed Adel, an Egyptian expert in geopolitics and political economy, recently wrote a superb analysis of the Kiev regime’s insistence that Greek shipping companies should be included on the sanctions list for their critical role in transporting Russian oil ... On November 16, it imposed sanctions on three more UAE-registered ships.
Blockades only work if they make the operational and financial risks for ship operators and insurers too high, so it’s crucial that Kiev can act to increase confidence in Ukraine among the global shipping sector ... Importantly, despite the incident with the Liberian-flagged ship, ...
Weapons promised to Kiev should take a week to ship but instead delivery is being delayed for months, a senior official claims. The most senior adviser to Ukrainian PresidentVladimirZelensky, Mikhail Podoliak, has said that the delivery of Western weapons to Kiev should be happening much faster than it has been.
And it’s not just assistance, they (Americans) participate in the operations room that manages the genocide in Gaza, and they bring their ships, submarines, and planes and all the mercenaries; now they have brought mercenaries from Kiev, Ukraine, to the occupied Palestine.” ... He also noted that Yemen’s involvement in the war is "modest” ... Yemen ... ....
Berlin is expected to spend $5.73 billion on military aid to Kiev this year, the German government says ... Berlin also shipped Kiev a total of 12 new armored personnel carriers and six airspace surveillance radars, along with around 30 military trucks and 30,000 sets of winter clothing.
At sea, U-boats sank 16 ships; 398 died. The Allies sank four enemy ships; at least 36 died ... At sea, U-boats sank 10 ships; 101 died ... submarines sank three Japanese ships ... At sea, U-boats sank nine ships; 153 died. The Allies sank two enemy ships; at least 34 died ... At sea, Axis forces sank six Allied ships; 132 died ... Allied air power sank one German ship.