Kreshchatyk & Maidan Nezalezhnosti

Most people think that Ukraine came from Russia, but it's actually the other way around. Kievan Rus was founded around 880 AD, and was an early predecessor of Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus. So people have been living in that particular spot for over 1200 years! It's incredible when you think about it. I just love Kiev, it is the capital and has a population of 4 million people.

Most people think that Ukraine came from Russia, but it’s actually the other way around. Kievan Rus was founded around 880 AD, and was an early predecessor of Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus. So people have been living in that particular spot for over 1200 years! It’s incredible when you think about it. I just love Kiev, it is the capital and has a population of 4 million people.

There were always things going on, especially on Kreshchatyk (the main road running through downtown Kiev, leading to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square). Free concerts, political demonstrations, souvenir shopping, break dancers, musicians, acrobats, etc.. there was always something to see, and I loved walking around in that area anytime of day or night. Even rain or shine! The rain can be endured if you’re with the right person and have an ice cream cone in your hand.

written by rosalitaoftherocks on 2008-09-13 in #world #locations #culture #music #history #shops #kiev #politics

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