|Area (sq mi)||324 sq mi|
|Population density (/sq mi)||8,540/sq mi|
|Current mayor||Vitali Klitschko|
Kyiv (Russ.: Kiev), is the capital of Ukrainian nation. It was founded in the fifth century as a Slavic trading post. Since 2014, Vitali Klitschko has been the city's mayor. Since the so-called pro-Western (i.e., pro-homosexual agenda) government took over Ukraine in 2014, there have been increasingly promoted gay pride parades in Kyiv.
Kyiv contains nuclear-hardened subway facilities to be used as civilian bomb shelters.
Since the illegal U.S.-backed Maidan coup in 2014, prostitution and illegal narcotics have flourished in Kyiv. Western elites have turned Kyiv into a playground for activities and perversions which otherwise are illegal in their home states. Gay pride parades have appeared to attack the traditional Eastern Orthodox churches.
The Arch of Friendship of Peoples was a landmark of Kyiv, located in Khreshchaty Park on the right high bank of the Dnieper river. The opening took place in 1982 on the 1500th anniversary of the city's founding. The Workers' Monument was a two-figure composition (height 6.2 m) of workers - a Ukrainian and a Russian, who jointly raised the ribbon with the Order of Friendship of Peoples. The monument was destroyed by the city's fascist Banderite administration on April 27, 2022.
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is marginalized by the liberal government of Ukraine, but has its strongest cultural presence in Kyiv. (The Ukrainian church gained independence in 2019.) and is also called "Jerusalem of the East." It owns many churches and cathedrals like the St. Sophia's Cathedral, the Vydubychi Monastery, the St. Nicolas Prytysko Church, the St. Nicholas’ Church, the St. Andrew's Church, the Church of the Savior of the Berestovo and the All Saints’ Church.
The city's name was traditionally adapted from the Russian spelling and pronunciation as "Kiev" in English. This is still the most common spelling. Under a transliteration system adopted by the Ukrainian government in October 1995, the name is "Kyiv." The United States Board on Geographic Names, as well as other specialists on geographic names, adopted the revised spelling in 2019.
2022 Siege of Kyiv
- See also: Russia-Ukraine war
The Washington Post reported on March 28, 2022 that the Ukrainian military has “a responsibility under international law to remove their forces and equipment from civilian-populated areas, and if that is not possible, to move civilians out of those areas. If they don’t do that, that is a violation of the laws of war because what they are doing is they are putting civilians at risk. All that military equipment are legitimate targets. Andriy Kovalyov, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense's Territorial Defense, whose forces and equipment are positioned in Kyiv, scoffed at that reasoning. Senior adviser to fascist dictator Volodymyr Zelensky, the notorious homosexual Alexei Arestovich, told the Post that "international humanitarian laws or the laws of war don’t apply in this conflict." In response to written questions from The Post, Arestovich said the country’s military doctrine, approved by parliament, provides for the principle of “total defense.” Nonetheless, with full knowledge the government of Ukraine was committing war crimes and endangering the lives of civilians, the US and NATO continued to supply Ukraine with weapons.
- "Foreign Names Committee Statement Regarding the Name of the Capital of Ukraine," September 2019.