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History of Kyiv

Posted by Vasilisa on 13 Jul 2009

Kyiv is one of the oldest and most important cities of Eastern Europe. It has played a pivotal role in the development of the medieval East Slavic civilization as well as in the modern Ukrainian nation.

Kyiv was founded in the 5th century by East Slavs. The legend of Kyi, Schek and Khoryv speaks of a founder-family consisting of a Slavic tribe leader Kyi, the eldest, his brothers Schek and Khoriv, and also their sister Lybid, who founded the city. Kyiv/Kyiv is translated as "belonging to Kyi".

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History of Ukraine

Posted by Vasilisa on 13 Jul 2009

Human settlement in the territory of Ukraine dates back to at least 4500 BC, when the Neolithic Cucuteni culture flourished in a wide area that covered parts of modern Ukraine including Trypillia and the entire Dnieper-Dniester region...

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