Kiev, Ukrainian Kyiv, likewise spelled Kyyiv, Russian Kiyev, boss city and capital of Ukraine. A port on the Dnieper (Dnipro) River and a huge railroad intersection, it is a city with an old and glad history. As the focal point of Kievan Rus, the primary eastern Slavic state, 1,000 years back, it gained the title “Mother of Rus Cities.” It was seriously harmed during World War II, however by the mid-1950s it had been reestablished, and in the second 50% of the twentieth century it delighted in a well-created monetary and social life. The freedom of Ukraine from the Soviet Union in 1991 reestablished Kiev’s status as a noteworthy European capital. Pop. (2001) 2,611,327; (2017 est.) 2,925,760.
The city remains on the Dnieper River just beneath its conjunction with the Desna and 591 miles (951 km) from its mouth operating at a profit Sea. The first area was on the high and soak right (western) bank, which transcends the stream in an overwhelming line of feigns coming full circle in Batyyeva Hill, 330 feet (100 meters) above mean waterway level. This sharp and lush bank, bested by the brilliant arches and towers of houses of worship and ringer towers and by skyscraper condo structures, makes the city an appealing and amazing sight from over the Dnieper. Since World War II, Kiev has expanded onto the wide, low, and level floodplain on the left (eastern) bank.