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).
On July 22, Moscow, Kiev, and Astana signed a UN-brokered initiative to provide a humanitarian maritime corridor for ships with food and fertilizer exports from Black Sea ports blocked amid the Russian military operation in Ukraine... The initiative was affixed in two sets of documents ... ....
LEIPZIG, Germany—Around 5,000 in Leipzig and another 1,000 in Berlin last Monday took part in the first rallies of a campaign that’s being called the start of a “hot autumn” of resistance to Ukraine war-imposed hardships on German workers ... Habeck and Baerbock, in particular, pressured Scholz to ship heavy offensive arms to Kiev ... ... .
The Russian leader is right to point out that most of Kiev’s grain shipments go to rich countries, the Turkish president said ... To address the situation, Putin said he would discuss with Erdogan a possible change to the terms of the scheme, which would limit destinations for grain ships leaving Ukraine.
Washington is replenishing its stock of costly Excalibur shells after shipping undeclared supplies to Kiev, Bloomberg reports ...The US did not officially announce the delivery of Excalibur munitions to Kiev ... Canadian media reported in April that their country was quietly shipping ...
Kiev, Sep 5 (IANS) The Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry said that it has dispatched its largest convoy of grain ships so far since the UN-brokered "grain initiative" was implemented on August 1... A total of 103 ships had set sail either to or from Ukraine to 19 countries.
The switch from planes to ships was made to maintain steady flow of large-caliber ammo to Kiev, Pentagon officials told the paper ... Planes are much faster in getting the weapons from the US to Europe, but ships can carry a lot more cargo, the paper pointed out.
... produced for Kiev, and not taken from US arms depots ... Most of the funding for those weapons comes from money that Congress has set aside to arm Kiev ... This is while Interpol raised concern that many of the arms shipped to Kiev will be sold, ending up in the hands of criminals.
The United States has significantly expanded shipping weapons to Ukraine by sea, in an effort to transfer enormous amounts of cargo to the country at once, says a report ... While aircraft can reach Europe from the United States much more quickly, ships can haul vast quantities of cargo at once.
Kiev. Ukraine authorities said more grain is being shipped across the Danube River than at any point since the start of the war six months ago. On Saturday alone, 11 ships made their way to the river ports of Izmail, Reni ... A total of 103 ships had set sail either to or from Ukraine.
German Cancellor Olaf Scholz said his country is preparing to ship more than 500 million euros ($499.3 million) in additional weapons, adding that Kiev is to receive three more IRIS-T air defence systems, a dozen armoured recovery vehicles and 20 pickup-mounted missile launchers.