Ukraine is the largest country in Europe (after European part of Russia). Ukraine is a country with more than a thousand years of history and traditions that originate in antiquity.
The time in Kyiv is 7 hours later than US Eastern Standard, 2 hours later than Greenwich Mean. Ukraine covers one time zone.
Kyiv is one of the more beautiful and one of the oldest cities of Eastern Europe and has played a pivotal role in the development of the East Slavic civilization as well as in the modern Ukrainian nation. Founded 1500 years ago, Kyiv is the capital of independent Ukraine and Kyiv region. Kyiv is scientific and cultural center of Ukraine. Kyiv has population of 2.6 mln.
Kyiv’s most famous historical architecture complexes are the St. Sophia Cathedral, where the princes of Kyiv were crowned in the years of Kyiv’s grandeur, and the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves), has two 11th-century cathedrals on its grounds, in addition to its world-famous catacombs, which are recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Also of interest are the ruins of the 11th-century Golden Gate, once the main entrance to the city. Kyiv is the site of several universities, most notably the University of Kyiv (founded in 1834). The Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and its Central Library, Ukraine’s largest library, are located in Kyiv. Kyiv is a modern city with many monuments, more than 100 museums (including the National Museum of the History of Ukraine (1899), the National Museum of Natural History, the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Pirogovo), 33 theatres (including a Music Conservatory, National Opera of Ukraine), zoo and a large sports stadium.
Kyiv is served by a good transportation network. Trunk railways and all-weather roads link Kyiv to southern and western Ukraine, and Poland. Within Kyiv city itself there is efficient subway, rail, and bus service. Kyiv’s Boryspil airport operates flights to other Ukrainian cities and to cities in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Ukraine is member to numerous world and regional international bodies, including United Nations (UN), OSCE, the Council of Europe, EU Energy Community, the GUAM and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The country is currently taking steps to accede to EU and NATO, and has special partnership with both organisations.
On 27 June 2014, the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement was signed by European Union Heads of State and Government and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Brussels.
TOP 10 Interesting facts about Kyiv
- Archeological excavations show evidence of the first settlements on the territory of Kyiv 15,000 to 20,000 years ago.
- Kyiv was the first ever capital of Kyivan Rus’, the first Russian state (late 9th century – 1240). It was built on the lands of the Polyan tribal union, but it later incorporated all the Eastern Slavic tribes.
- In 988 Prince Vladimir introduced Christianity to Kyivan Rus. From Kyiv began the Russian Christianity and the Orthodox culture.
- Kyiv known to Russians as the “mother of Russian cities”.
- Kyiv was the largest town in XI century Europe, fifty times the size of London, ten times the size of Paris. It reached the height of its prominence under the rule of Yaroslav the Wise (1010-1054 AD), who had family connections to the royal houses of France, Norway, Hungary, and Poland.
- At the end of the 15th century Kyiv was the Magdeburg law.
- Administratively, the city is divided into “raions” (“districts”), which have their own locally elected governments with jurisdiction over a limited scope of affairs. Presently, there are 10 raions.
- Kyiv’s unofficial logo is chestnut. May is the most beautiful month in Kyiv when chestnuts bloom.
- Kyiv played a leading role in hosting the Euro 2012 Football Championships.
- The standard time in Kyiv is 2 hours later than GMT/UTC (Daylight Savings Time: EEST (UTC+3).
Nadiya Innovations in Ukraine
|Egg donation money back||2015||Nadiya is going to start the first egg donation program with 90% money back in Europe.
Such a program makes economical sense only due to the high results of ART cycles in the clinic
|Embryoscopy||2012||1st embryoscope in the CIS and in Eastern Europe has been purchased by Nadiya. The first baby was born in Spain in 2010, in Ukraine – 2012|
|PGD by CGH||2010||The first implementation of this method in Ukraine. The first babyover the world was born at 2009 (UK), the first baby in Ukraine – 2011|
|IMSI||2007||First implementation of the technology in 2007 at Nadiya|
|Oocyte cryopreservation by vitrification||2007||First baby after thawing of vitrified oocytes was born at 2008|
Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe. The country is situated in Eastern Europe which makes it easily accessible from any part of the continent. It doesn’t usually take longer than 3 hours to get here from any European city by air.
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Paris, France – Kyiv, Ukraine
New York, United States – Kyiv, Ukraine
London, UK – Kyiv, Ukraine
Rome, Italy – Kyiv, Ukraine
Frankfurt, Germany – Kyiv, Ukraine
We are really at the heart of Europe: some half-hour flight from Kiev (500 km) or Prague (900 km), 380 km from Budapest and 600 km from Vienna, 1640 km – to Bonn, 1730 km – to Geneva, 1850 km – to Rome.