Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. It is a spacious, modern city that nevertheless has a long history which reaches back at least two thousand years. By population, it is the seventh largest city in Europe. Like most cities, it looks its best in the summertime. Kyiv boasts 127 parks. Here are images of just five of them:-
26 February 2022
Park of Miniatures
Holosiivskyi National Natural Park
Until today, I have always referred to the city as Kiev but now I realise that I was wrong because that version of the city's name is connected with the Russification of Ukraine in the twentieth century. Choosing to say "Kee-iv" is a small spoken act of solidarity with the Ukrainian people in defiance of the version promoted by Russia. I am sure that this explains why TV news journalists have altered their pronunciation of the city's name in the last few weeks.
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