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                                         Secret Kyiv (Kiev that we do not notice.)

The fact that the territory on which there is a particular house has its own peculiarities, and even unexpected. For example, in the heart, at the beginning of the boulevard Shevchenko (where the body five-star Premier Palace), two hundred years ago, it was the burial place - a cemetery for Lutherans: rainwater occasionally blurs the sandy ground, continually exposing the coffins. "

For example, in the heart, at the beginning of the boulevard Shevchenko (where the body five-star Premier Palace), two hundred years ago, it was the burial place - a cemetery for Lutherans: rainwater occasionally blurs the sandy ground, continually exposing the coffins. " And at St. Michael's Square in an even more ancient times were buried Uniates. When in 1868 they began to break Square, found many human remains. In the twentieth century, was torn down and built up a lot of Kiev cemeteries: famous former necropolis at Askold's Tomb, on Schekavitse (which now sticks out radio tower), on Castle Hill, in St. Cyril's grove, and so forth, a lot written about the destruction of Jewish cemeteries in place the building telecentre, Botanical Garden in Zverinets (Hi Triumph) ... On the bones grew skyscraper before Pokrovsky Monastery and the only brick gate which led once to the Ascension Church and the cemetery is still standing, marked with the sign "Artema, 46. Luxury Lukiyanobskaya. Tsvintor arose spontaneously and the descriptions of the end HІHv: "in the territory of the necropolis freely roam livestock Luk'yanovskii inhabitants, and" dump these animals and crosses grid at the graves, the pigs break the most grave and dig out the dead bone, rastaskivaya them around the cemetery. "In 1946 year on the newly paved streets of the Belarusian allowed tram, who walked earlier in Melnikova, and on-site cemetery staged his reversal ring. Then the cemetery area engulfed adjacent areas of the Kiev Higher Engineering Radio Engineering College (KVIRTU) and Motor Plant .... Site of the former cemetery is easy to "calculate" on the plan of the city: there will intersect the direction of the streets of the Belarusian and Pugachev. Kopylovskoe Cemetery - exactly the opposite St. Cyril's Church and Hospital. Kurenevka Residents enjoy them because of narrowness of the Peter and Paul parish church graveyard. Then he was allotted land for new cemetery Kurynivska (for Syretsko street) a small Kopylovsky necropolis in 1927 declared closed. 1962 City Council decided to eliminate Kopylovskogo cemetery. Now, in front of St. Cyril's Church of the green slope at the beginning of the street rose Zakharyevskaya new homes. A deeply hidden under the slope-forgotten graves.

At metste Victory Square was a Jewish market. Evbaz called.

The Verkhovna Rada is in place an Indian cemetery.

in the hospital for silkworms were dumping sick cattle plague ... there now building and the whole thing burst

I read somewhere that in Troyeshchyna were once pagan temples, and markups place perished was ....

Part of Tsarskoe Selo and territory Suvorov - the burial place of people tsarist.



 

The cage with the crows
They - a crow, mind you, not a crow. Their name is Cyril, Carlos and Corbin. They live in a huge cage in an ordinary court in the city center. Residents of the yard, as well as their many guests look after them and make up a legend about where these birds come from here. Having been near the cage three times, we heard three very different stories. Thus, one Arthur assured us that the birds have met here by accident. First couple flew into the yard - Corbin and Carlos. Then came another, and Cyril, and then formed a love triangle: the old Corbin was jealous of Carlos to Kirill, so Corbin was taken to a separate sector in the total cell. st. Reitarska 9, in the yard.

 


 

 

Elevator on one
According to the help given us an old woman, who has lived in this house all my life, the elevator was made by order of an important minister in 50 years. The Minister believed that the large elevators are threatening its security, and preferred to ride from one floor alone. Elevator really tiny, it can fit together only if you aspire to real intimacy. st. Proreznaja.





 


 

 

Destroyer on the island Rybal's'ke
He also monitor "Zheleznyakov" ship of legend. Basic information about its history and characteristics can be read there, on the plaque, but to go there should not for that. Place well in that: firstly, the ship can be freely climb, secondly, to Rybal's'ke island is almost always quiet, pleasant and sunbathing (on concrete slabs) and swing (swing, which is always empty), and swim (in the river, which is not always clear, but close). from the street. Lower shaft turn to Cable Bridge.



 


 

 

Home-wells
On your anniversary, Peter, in this sense Kiev compete funny. As far as we know, the house-wells we have only two. The house, sandwiched between the streets Gorodetsky and Stanislavsky, built in the shape of a square, that is, if I can get to the attic, you can pass along the perimeter of the house. Another, designed by the same principle, is located on the street. Tereschenkivska exactly behind the monument to Shevchenko. st. Gorodetsky 12 / 3 st. Tereschenkivska 13




 


 

 

Monument to a single mother
Who had the idea to set this bleak monument next to the central registry office, is unknown. Nevertheless, it is there, a lonely woman with a child, their loneliness challenge and newlyweds in the registry office, and wealthy families, chewing hamburgers in a nearby McDonald's. Central Registry Office Pobedy, 11




 


 

 

Parachute Tower
Marvelous facility, where long ago no one jumps, since there seemed to be broken daughter of a chief of nomenclature. Today, the parachute tower - just one more reason to go to the island Truhanov, walk through the woods and swim naked.




 


 

 

Museum near the engine
Small, toy-type steam locomotive with the name "sheep" (series IA) is a hundred meters from the entrance to the recreation center KPI. The building to which the engine is sideways - State Polytechnical Museum, a huge exhibition on the theme of technological development in Ukraine. Section of Informatics and Space, for example - Russia's first telephone exchange in 1886, the first Zaporozhets, lamp radiograms, record players, television sets with small screen, like a matchbox, the oldest computer the size of a house, printing presses, and planes - all handmade, that rides, swims, flies, and at the same rumbling, grinds and clang. The Museum opened to the 100 th anniversary of Poly (Sept. 14, 1998), Leonid Kuchma. Say, in honor of his visit to a crack in a tile by hand with white paint as a proofreader. Pobedy, 37, building 6 241-7717 9begin_of_the_skype_highlighting   6 241-7717 9 end_of_the_skype_highlighting:00 - 17:00 Break 13:00 - 14:00 admission is free reservation Tour

 


 

 

Toilet in the yard Bessarabian
Patriarchal place in the heart of the city for some reason stubbornly ignored by most people of Kiev, who rush to relieve themselves in other paid or free public places. A rare institution, equally pompous and smelly, which in absolute availability, in spite of free entry, queue does not happen even during the holiday festivities. Khreshchatyk, 27, in the courtyard of the casino "Red Lion"




 


 

Ski Jump
Trampolines, maintained or completely neglected, causing a terrible love to make movies and music videos directed by Moscow. Before realized that with jumps in this sense, the whole of last year, rivaled only by a flight attendant. Such a photogenic monument developed sportindustrii Soviet times there in Kiev. It's nice that we have found a springboard to more everyday uses: here they drink beer and contemplate the city. Through the Republican stadium up to a laboratory or alley


 


 

"Old Kiev"
Pretty inexpensive basement cafe in the center, renovated ten years ago, has since ceased to be the main hippovskoy point of the city, but not got any luxury room or a summer playground, no air conditioning or good music - that's why summer is no one to interfere with you have a bite. They say little of everything here live gay - can not lie. st. Khreschatyk 52 234-2503; 52 234-2503 , 9:00 - 24:00



 


 

Hills Tatarka
From other public and popular place for picnics (water park, Pusha-Vodytsya) Tatarka differs in that there is a terrace and a shady area, occupying one of which you can be sure that you are not located next to someone else. Besides this pure air, it offers an excellent view of Obolon and Rybalskyi island. Tartar is located near the center, so to get here is quite simple. Tartar is between Lukyanovka and skirts. Everything here is better from the street. Upland



 


 

Pilon with Gorky in the "University" metro
The first section of the Kiev underground - just a little over 5 kilometers - between the stations Vokzalnaya "and" Dnepr "was opened in 1960. People riding on the case and just look. Then out of the station "University" was opened directly into the Botanical Garden of the University. Reminder of this in the lobby were an incredible value kalanchoe, begonias and cacti. In the lower hall is still looking out niches in the pink-marble pylons eight plaster busts of the Ukrainian and Russian cultural figures. It is known that typing in a marble slab under Maxim Gorky, pebbles and shells are like the back plate, to the cretaceous period - and it's not in the Museum of Geology of the Academy of Sciences, and just like that. "University" metro, lower hall

 


 

Climbing wall
The main place in Kiev for beginners and venerable climbers - they are trained in all seasons. Watch over them - a pleasure, but it is better to join them. Climbers - people friendly, they will gladly give the right advice, and maybe someday even take with them on Mount Elbrus. Metro Arsenal, "Green Theatre

 


 

Home with the cats on Gogol
This century-old 4-story asymmetric building mistakenly attributed Gorodetsky. Huge lancet window at the bottom of the right wing guards couple of cats-reliefs on the second floor fashioned scary human faces, near the staircase windows - owl and again muzzle. All this modern house spoils: the pompous and silly staircase, and too conspicuous bronze plaque, and eurowinows in the left wing. A bust of the scientist-engineer Stephen Timoshenko seems just as appropriate. And on the 4 th floor, right up until 1995, he lived a remarkable satirist Garik Conn with his grandmother and rubber plant in tubs. st. Gogol, 23

 


 

Park of Friendship of Peoples
Immensity of space between the left and right banks of the Dnieper, in the Soviet era fitted under the park. Once here at the weekend, you can participate simultaneously in a cycle race, rally and canine exhibition. Individual pleasure - just walk among the myriad of outing people. Metro Petrovka auth / tr stop "Park of Friendship of Peoples"

 


 

Moscow bridge
People have a certain knack and some turretless, climb to the gallery under the pillars of the bridge and get over this way from one coast to another. For the less decisive is guaranteed at least a new perspective on the seemingly familiar structure. Metro Petrovka auth / tr stop Moskovsky Bridge


 


 

Car lookout
The only place in town where you can see the entire Left Bank Kiev, without leaving the car, anything without risking. Free entry and the police are rare. For lack of a city cinema under the open sky - and even a great option romantic evening with someone you love. turn from the street. Povstannia to the gallery "Lavra" left on the road bruschatoy

 


 

Smorodinsky descent "Khrushchev's road"
The shortest path between Hem and Tatarko was built when he was Nikita Khrushchev, first secretary of the Ukrainian Central Committee. The best place for extreme driving: a complex bruschaty forest streamers with sharp blind turns perfectly suited to test the brakes and nerves. st. Sermon - St. Frunze, 85



 


 

The area of Santiago de Chile
Few Kievites know that this area does exist. In the center - a monument with the symbol of the city of Santiago de Chile and with his own coat of arms. They say that if you look at this monument long enough, it seems that the emblem on it goes up and down. We checked. Really goes. Obolon, the intersection of Prospect and Heroes of Stalingrad street Malinowski





 


 

Concrete ship
We only know what looks like a submarine concrete structure built in the 30 years of the last century as a strategic site. Guard the adjacent territory, Mikhail Ivanovich, for example, is absolutely sure that the building is designed for war, so the cavalry could move to another bank of the Dnieper. Changer Mikhail Ivanovich Anatoly A. colleague agrees. to the left of "Show-park" Obolon

 


 

"Olzhin Dvіr"
9 years ago here plastered the walls of various paper currency, and customers were happy to contribute to the design of their contribution: automotive facilities in different countries, horse accoutrements, hats from konfederatki to stalevarskogo visor, kerosene lamps with a sewing machine and the balalaika. Most improvident leave here business cards - their place on the wall behind the bar. In terms of food - a little expensive for the institution where so full of smoke, but the multi-style: from soups to dishes "Corrida" (bovine eggs from meat series Podolsky market in garlic sauce). In terms of spending time - you can talk loudly and playing music acoustic method, likening regulars - party-goers of all stripes. per. Tithing 7 212-2364, 212-3962

 


 

Monument to Alexander II
The only surviving pre-revolutionary times to the statue of the Romanov family member of Mark Antokolsky can be seen from the second story window of the museum. The courtyard can be accessed by supervisor courteous, mild interest in the guard or under the pretext of imaginary scientific work. Before the Revolution, Alexander II stood on the pedestal on which right now - Taras Shevchenko in the same park. The inner courtyard of the Museum of Russian Art ul.              Tereschenkivska,9




 


 

"Oksamyt on Prorizna
Institution listed in gorspravke in the Department of wine and vodka since the forties of last century (and the building and did a hundred and fifty years). It somewhat resembles both Aksenovsky Men's Club and shop somewhere in Gagra, but in general - through Soviet: dull maroon curtains on the windows, sagging dermatinovye stools in plastic standing tables, brutal carving, heavy sour smell of the coffee maker. Especially touching three earthenware cup with a broken handle and social teaspoons: one sugar for coffee in the other - salt to tomato juice in the third - the water for rinsing after the first two. For shirmochkoy miss a drink, biting a sandwich, it is quite respectable people. They like to go here: once they were students, now grown. st. Proresnaya 22 229-4727, 9:00 - 21:00

 


 

Guns of the Kiev fortress
"Squint caponier" is known primarily from the fact that still struggles with the guardhouse at the metro station "Arsenal" for the right to be a prison of Taras Shevchenko. In fact - the perfect place for a stroll, though no picnic, but roomy. Children's lead here to look at the gun. Of all the guns mounted on the shaft of the real battle - only two: a gun with the Russian coat of arms, which were in service with the Russian army until the middle of the XIX century. All the rest of the old drawings were cast at the plant "Arsenal" in the mid-90's, and use them as a salute installation. st. Hospital, 24a Metro Sports Palace, trolley bus stop "Museum of the Kiev fortress

 


 

Castle Hill
One of the "Bald," about including disputes: three or four little below the house number 22 on Andrew Descent, in depth, has a steep iron stairs to the top of the mountain. At the top of trail on the left rests on the trampled glade around high metal cross - the pilgrimage site of hippies. On the cross made tie any laces and ribbons "for sbychu dreams." The right direction is at the very same castle mound, which, according to the excavations, inhabited at least four thousand years. Her last settlers were Soviet communicators, but are gone and they left on their own felled pelengovuyu tower. If for a walk, a meal or watch a panorama of Podil and the left bank of the Dnieper - a beautiful option.



 


 

 

Cafe-bar "Ukrainian Brewery"
What to show your friends the National Bank of Ukraine, Administration of the President and top object of Kiev - House with Chimeras (within which the clinic is now Cabinet), lead them directly to the house in Art Nouveau style on the corner of college and Bankova marked "Union of Writers of Ukraine." You need to get inside, but not the front door, unless your company is not a writer. Seventh year here openly pleasant in all respects with the establishment of quality traditional cuisine, and room for billiards. Here busily go for lunch: the National Bank and the Cabinet and the Presidential Administration, and writers, and without protection. Staff remembered as the summer went Igor Saruhanov, demanded bacon and tomato, but was satisfied with baked potatoes with garlic. 2 Bankova st, 253-33-27 11:00 – 23:00