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Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great new year night and had started your new year with an amazing week 🙂 Ah, what about us? We ,literally, had a fantastic new year eve! We were in Київ! The capital of Ukraine. And now I want to share my experiences with you.
We stared with watching that great view through the plane.
Our hotel was in Maidan Nezalezhnosti,central square of the Kiev. One of the city’s main squares, it is located on Khreshchatyk Street in the Shvchenko Raion. This square have hosted many protests and revolution movements.
Beyond and no doubt, the worst one was Orange Revolution. The Orange Revolution was a series of protest and political events that took place in Ukraine from late November 2004 to January 2005, in the immediate aftermath of the run-off vote of the 2004 Ukrainian president selection which was claimed to be marred by massive corruption. Kiev was the focal point of the movement’s campaign of civil resistance, with thousands of protesters demonstrating daily. The people’s pictures ,who dear departed, were put on the pavement by Kiev citizens. And they put many flowers and candles near of them. When we were there, we saw a man ,who was holding a Ukrainian flag. He was praying for them.
In the square there is a monument whose name is Berehynia Monument, which symbolize the Goddess Berehynia in Slav mythology.
St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery
It is functioning monastery in Kiev.It originally built in the Middle Ages by Sviatopolk Iziaslavych.tu The surface of the structure was rebuilt in the Ukrainian Baroque style in the 18th century while the interior remained in its original Byzantine style. The original cathedral was demolished by the Soviet authorities in the 1930s, but was reconstructed and opened in 1999 following Ukrainian independence in 1991.
When I entered the dom, I feel the aura of it. The people, the ornaments, the air.. Everything remembered me that “I am alive.” I cannot explain my feelings.
Near of port, they make a small street with models of some countries’ for Eurovision Song Contest. Jamala has become the winner of 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “1944” which tells the exile of Crimean Turks.
JAMALA Eurovision Song Contest -1944 – You can listen that amazing song by clicking it.
In Ukraine we didn’t see people who speaks English well. But people were really helpful everytime, and they understand us. It was really freezing cold there. We sometimes walked and discovered the Kiev, sometimes rest in hotel a bit.
The Motherland Monument (Батьківщина-Мати) The stainless steel statue is 203 ft tall.The sword in the statue’s right hand is 16 m (52 ft) long weighing 9 tons. In left hand it has a shield which is 13 by 8 m (43 by 26 ft). This shield has a State Emblem of Soviet Onion.
Monument to the unknown soldier (Меморіал Вічної Слави) in Park of Eternal Glory. – Lavrska St, Pechersk Raion, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Арка Дружби Народів- Friendship of Nations Arch
This arch was made as a symbol of Russian-Ukrainian friendship.
The celebration started in afternoon. The small Xmas markets opened in Mykhailivs’ka Square. They cook meat mostly, and the traditional drinks which contains vodka. All street was smelling different while walking. Folk Ukraine built a stage on the square. There was a symphony and many singers. Our souls were on celebration as well. Before 00.00 they present the video of Petro Poroshenko, which tells the passed year of Ukraine.
The idea of spending Xmas Eve in Kiev was a great idea. Ukrainian people were kind and nice to us. The purchasing power is not high. You can exchange money at port. But if you change it at city center, you will not make a loss.
Click and watch the video of 2017 Eve in Kiev;