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Silent Sunday: Domes of the magnificent St Andrew’s Church in Kiev, Ukraine

The magnificent domes of the baroque Andriyvs’ka tserkva (St Andrew’s Church) in Kiev

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Maidan Square in peaceful times

I took these photos of Kiev’s Maidan Square in 2006, two years after the famous Orange Revolution. This square has been the scene of political assemblies ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union and Ukrainian independence. That August day, the square was the setting of yet another political rally. A peaceful one then. Makeshift [...]

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What to do in Kiev

What first springs to mind when you hear the name Kiev? Capital of the Ukraine? You’re right, of course. Some might think of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, one of the worst nuclear accidents in history. If pop culture is your thing, Kiev might mean the venue of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. Into politics? Perhaps [...]

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