Why study Russian language in Kyiv? Because: - the ruts of Russian language is here – in Kyiv in the ex-capital of medieval East Slavic state Kyivan Rus, - mostly of population in Kyiv speaks literary Russian in everyday situations as of historically reasons the majority of Ukrainian population is bilingual, -if you are from US, Canada, EU, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea or Israel you don’t need a visa to come to Kyiv, -Kyiv is a quiet, peaceful and inexpensive city for living, - Kyiv is European city with a lot to see inside and outside and many, many others because.
Kyiv (unofficial Kiev) is the capital and the biggest city of Ukraine and one of the biggest and oldest cities in Europe going back to more than 1500 years and located on the River Dnipro. Kyiv is the keystone of the contemporary Ukrainian nation as well as it was of the medieval East Slavic civilization. The name Kyiv that means “the city of Kyi” was originated from the name of oldest from 4 legendary originators of the city (brothers Kyi, Shchek, Khoryv, and sister Lybid).
Kyiv possesses a long and grandeur history full of epic deeds and it is deservedly called "the mother of Slavic cities". The golden age of Kyiv falls on the tenth-twelfth centuries, when the city developed into a political and cultural capital of a medieval East Slavic state Kyivan Rus' and a cradle of Christianity. For long centuries Kyiv was roughly damaged and booted, but Kyiv has survived and still wonders with its majesty and beauty.
Kyiv is the largest cultural, administrative and economic centre of Ukraine, the place of religious journeys and a very attractive tourist destination. Kyiv is a city of priceless historical and cultural relics of the past, a city of grand events and hospitable people. The city has a developed infrastructure and well organized system of public transport, including the Kyiv Underground.
In 2004 Kyiv was rated as a Beta world city. Its landscapes, gardens and parks are magic and fascinate. Welcoming Ukrainians will be pleased to introduce Ukrainian culture to their foreign guests. Everybody will find there something particularly interesting for himself.
As the largest city of Ukraine, Kyiv is a leading commercial and industrial centre of the country. There are a lot of new office centres, banks, trade exhibition centres and other business enterprises emerging in the city not long ago. Kyiv is also an educational and scientific centre of Ukraine. There are a variety of research and design universities, institutes and science academies including one of the first scientific establishments in Europe - Kyiv-Mogilyanska Academy.
The architectural monuments and art of Kyiv are recognized as world treasures. A lot of famous poets, writers and artists estimated the exceptional charm of this city. Kyiv is remarkable for its rich cultural life. Theatre fans will find a big variety of theatres including recently renovated Kyiv Opera House offering different theatrical programs. A lot of different exhibitions are conducted in the numerous art galleries and museums.
For sure your visit to study Russian language in Kyiv will become one of your most exceptional experiences. Kyiv has much to offer to its visitors. Take a walk through the antique streets of one of the oldest and picturesque towns in Europe, feel its exceptional magnificence and the mood of its past.
Modern Kiev is a merging of ancient and modern in everything - from the stores and architecture to the people themselves. It has breathtaking history, urbanized industry, high-level science and education and it is the best location for Russian language school! Those who visit Kyiv for the first time to study Russian language or with any other aim will fall in love with this charismatic city and will come back to learn it better.
Learning Russian language can significantly improve the quality of your life and business for those visiting Russia, Ukraine or other ex-USSR countries. Start your acquaintance with Kyiv while study Russian language with us!
Kyivo-Pecherska Lavra Caves Monastery is one of the must-see sites inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage. Located on a hill overlooking the Dnipro River, Kyivo- Pecherska Lavra Monastery was founded by Antoniy and Feodosiy monks in 1051. This monastery consists of many churches, towers, and kilometres of underground tunnels with religious objects and old crypts. There are you can find also several of the most breathtaking museums of Ukraine - the Museum of Historical Treasures & Jewellery, the Museum of Miniatures and the Museum of Ukrainian Decorative and Applied Art.
Sofiysky (St. Sophia's) and St. Michael's Cathedrals. St. Sophia's in 1990 was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This striking architectural monument was built in 1017-1031 in honour of Yaroslav the Wise's win over the Pecheneg tribe. The 1st library of Kyivan Rus was located here. St. Michael's golden-domed Cathedral in the Byzantine style which stands just opposite St. Sophia's - is another significant religious and amazing monument to the undying Ukrainian spirit.
Khreshchatyk Street and Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) the busiest street in the active capital and the home for many historical buildings, luxurious hotels, restaurants, shops and other attractions. Khreshchatyk is actually a boulevard lined with plenty of chestnut trees. It is fantastic feelings to walk along Khreshchatyk in May when the chestnut trees are blossoming. The “Independence Square” located on Khreshchatyk Street and as the centre of the city performs political and cultural importance.
Zoloti Vorota (Golden Gate) museum - was one of the 3 main stone gates to the antique city built by prince Yaroslav in 1037. The name "Golden" calls attention to the victorious character of the construction and also referred to the golden cupola of the Church of the Annunciation which was built over it.
Andriyivskiy Uzviz (Decent) and St. Andrew's Cathedral. From olden times Andriyivsky Decent formed the shortest way between the noble Upper Town and Podil - the merchant's town. It began from a splendid exemplar of Baroque architecture St. Andrew's church designed by the Italian architect Bartolommeo Rastrelli in 1754, and ran down to Kontraktova Ploshcha (Square) - the oldest square in Kyiv, dating back to the Kyivan Rus period. The street is often called as Kyiv's Montmartre because of numerous art galleries, studious, theatres, museums, cafes and souvenir shops. You can also find here the old castle, called Richard Coeur de Lion's Castle, and the Memorial and Literary Museum-house of Mikhail Bulhakov.
St Volodymyr's Cathedral is a splendour church built in 1882 in neo-Byzantine style. Most of the inside paintings of cathedral were done by outstanding artist Victor Vasnetsov and were finished by Mikhail Nesterov.
Mariyinsky Palace - was firstly designed by Bartolommeo Rastrelli in the mid 1700’s as the Kyivan residence of the Tsar’s and now is in use for official and diplomatic ceremonies.
House with Chimaeras - was built in an Art Nouveau style in 1902 by noted architect Vladislav Gorodetsky, who was considered as the Gaudí of Kyiv. Name of the building was originated from its ornate decorations describing different scenes of exotic animals and hunting. Since 2005 it has been in use as a presidential residence for official and diplomatic ceremonies.
Open-Air National Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life Pirogovo - was opened to the public in 1976. Now the museum numbers over 200 structures brought here from every region of Ukraine and filled with over 40,000 items of fabrics, needleworks, folk costumes, carpets, articles of metal, ceramics, wood, tablewares, musical instruments, paintings, tools, household things and etc. Every year several times during May-November the museum organizes craft days, when visitors can see weavers, potters, blacksmiths, carpet makers, copper and other craftsmen at work. On Sundays folk musicians and choirs arrange concerts of Ukrainian music.
Museum of Russian Art. You can find here many paintings of such artists as I.Shishkin, V.Vasnetsov, M.Vrubel, A.Rylov, N.Roerich, A. Savrasov, V. Serov and others. There is also the only survived in the post-Soviet area monument to the Russian emperor Alexander II in the courtyard of the museum. Kyiv is full of different museums, galleries and exhibitions. There are several which are also worth to visit, such as National Museum of the Great Patriotic War, National Museum of Literature of Ukraine, Kyiv Fortress Museum (Kosoi Kaponir), National Museum of History of Ukraine, National Museum of Taras Shevchenko, National Art Museum of Ukraine and etc.