Kiev, Capital of Ukraine
Kiev (also spelled Kyiv) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine with over 3 million inhabitants (see map). It was the birthplace of Kievan Rus, the Eastern Slav mother state of a thousand years ago. Here Eastern Orthodoxy became the dominant religion of future Russia and Ukraine. Old Kiev was built on the high right bank of the Dnipro river, and the city has many hills, parks, islands, and forested areas.
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