Video of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine about the potential of Ukrainian food processing industry
Video about Kyiv
Kyiv is one of the biggest cities in Europe. It is the capital of Ukraine, its administrative, economic, scientific, cultural and educational center. This vibrant city with population of over 3 million people is located on the banks of the Dnieper River.
The national currency of Ukraine is hryvnia.
It is preferable to bring either US dollars or European euros with you. These can be changed at exchange points around the city. Make sure your paper currencies are crisp and new looking. Rumpled, torn and written-on paper currencies are usually rejected. Avoid changing money with private individuals.
Personal checks do not exist in Ukraine, but major credit cards are generally accepted in Kyiv. Traveller’s checks can be cashed in a number of banks. However, do not rely solely on credit cards or traveller’s checks. Cash is preferred.
Kyiv is said to derive from the name of Kyi, one of four legendary founders of the city (brothers Kyi, Shchek, Khoryv and sister Lybid). Kyiv is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe with more than 1,500-year history. In the 10th-12th centuries, Kyiv was a political and cultural capital of Kyivan Rus, a medieval state being a cradle of modern Ukrainian civilization.
Kyiv is a city of invaluable historical and cultural monuments that are on the World Heritage list. The most renowned landmarks include: St. Sophia Cathedral with outstanding mosaics and frescoes dating back to the 11th century, Kyiv-Perchersk Lavra featuring several monasteries and cathedrals, Golden Gate of Kyiv dating back to 1037, Andriivskyi descent being the first street of the ancient Kyiv with St. Andrew baroque church, the magnificent 19th-century St. Volodymyr Cathedral, and many other attractions.
One more interesting fact about Kyiv: it is truly regarded as one of the greenest cities in Europe. It is said that one can walk from one end of Kyiv to the other in the summertime without leaving the shade of its many trees. Its beautiful landscapes, parks and gardens charm and captivate. Take a walk through the ancient streets of this scenic city, feel its unique beauty and the spirit of its past. Friendly Kyiv residents will be delighted to introduce Ukrainian culture to their foreign guests.
Stay in Kyiv will for sure become one of your most memorable experiences.