Kiev (in the Ukraine) has two botanical gardens, and many outdoor activities. Trukhaniv Island, on the Dnipro River, offers a beach in the summer and cross country ski-ing during the winter months. The Andriyivsky Descent is one of the major attractions in the city, with Kiev Fortress and Kiev Zoo also being popular. Flights to Kiev are available with Delta Airlines from New York-JFK, and also with Aerosvit Airlines. www.kiev.info.
The striking Ukrainian capital of Kiev (or Kyiv)
is one of Eastern Europe's oldest cities and its fortunes have
risen and fallen with the tides of history. The city, once capital
of Old Rus, is believed to date back to the 5th century and was a
key player in the expansion of the medieval East Slavic nation, as
well as serving as a major centre for trade between the
Mediterranean and the Baltic.
Kiev-Pechersk Lavra (Caves Monastery) Kiev
Kiev-Pechersk Lavra (the Caves Monastery) is
a fascinating living piece of history dating back to 1051.
Great Patriotic War Museum Kiev
Dominated by the enormous, towering statue of
the Motherland (looking like the sword-wielding sister of the
Statue Of Liberty) above it, the Great Patriotic War Museum houses
a fascinating collection of World War II artefacts in a
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