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 prospered during the Russian Empire's Industrial Revolution in the late 19th century, and in 1917 after the Ukrainian National Republic declared independence from the Russian Empire, Kiev became its capital. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union and Ukrainian independence in 1991, Kiev remained the capital of Ukraine and experienced a steady migration influx of ethnic Ukrainians from other regions of the country. During the country's transformation to a market economy and electoral democracy, Kiev has continued to be Ukraine's largest and richest city.
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Category : Travel Photography
Location : Kiev