Interesting facts about Kyiv

We have collected the most interesting and amazing facts about the capital of Ukraine


Some interesting details about Kyiv

  • In Kiev, one of the deepest underground stations in the world is located - the station "Arsenal". Its depth is 105 meters.
  • Khreschatyk Street is one of the shortest central streets in the world, and one of the most extensive central streets of the world. Its length is 1.2 kilometers, width is 75 meters.
  • The first electric tram in the Russian Empire and the second in Europe was launched in Kiev in 1892
  • Kyiv is one of the greenest cities of Europe - today, about one kilojian has about 20 m ² green plantations.
  • The Tomb of Yuri Dolgoruky, founder of Moscow, is located in Kiev, not far from the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, in the Church of the Savior on Berest. Between the word, and the tomb of Peter Stolypin is located on the territory of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.
  • Monument "Motherland" is one of the highest statues of the world. Its height is 102 meters and it is higher than the "Statue of Liberty" in New York.
  • St. Andrew's Church in Kyiv is one of the few Orthodox churches (and perhaps the only one) that does not have or have not had bells.
  • In Kiev, right at the train station, is one of the most visited McDonalds in the world. Last year there were about 2 300 000 orders.
  • The largest fire station in Europe is located in Kiev, in Obolon
  • The pedestrian bridge across the Dnieper in Kiev is the longest pedestrian bridge in Europe.
  • Writer Volodymyr Savchenko (1933 - 2005), who lived and worked in Kyiv, called the Ukrainian capital "Khabarovsk-on-Dnipro". The name he created was not from the name of the Russian land explorer, but from the Ukrainian word "bribe", which means "bribe". It looks like this name is still relevant ...
  • In 1947, under the personal orders of Stalin, the famous archaeologists Gerasimov and Kopylov were sent to excavate the Temple of the Savior in Berestov near the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra. The purpose of the expedition was to find the grave of Yuri Dolgoruky, who according to legend founded the city of Moscow. However, what they were looking for did not find. In spite of failure, the magnificent tombstone of the legendary prince was soon installed in the center of the temple. And only in 1989 near the Church of the Savior found the real grave of Dolgoruky.
  • The first and only monument of garbage disposal in the world is located in our capital, near the cemetery of Berkivtsi, along the street Gazoprovodnaya, 2. Employees of the Kiev Communist Party "Spector" believe that "the rubbish also deserves a monument", and in general it increases the prestige of the workers' sanitary industry. A monument in the form of a model car of the 1960s was set in 2004, to the 35th anniversary of Kyivstyle Transport and the 10th anniversary of the Ukrainian Association of Automobile Sanitary Waste Agencies. Local residents even have their own sign: if you throw a coin at the monument-garbage truck, the house will be shining purity and order!
  • The metro station "Arsenal" in Kyiv is the deepest in the world, and it goes underground for 105 meters. The station was built one of the first, in 1960, in the immediate vicinity of the parliament building. According to some reports, in the tunnels near Arsenal, there are secret shelters for the political elite. It is followed by the Moscow station "Park of Victory" - located at a depth of 84 meters (currently - the deepest station in Russia).
  • The first Ukrainian skyscraper was called "The House of Ginzburg", it was erected in 1910-1912. At the time of its construction it was the tallest building in the Russian Empire. Contemporaries mentioned that pilgrims who came from Sofia and Kiev-Pechersk Lavra from everywhere, were baptized before this skyscraper, mistakenly accepting him for the temple.