It is in north-central Ukraine along the Dnieper River. Its population in July was 2,,  though higher estimated numbers have been cited in the press ,  making Kyiv the seventh-most populous city in Europe. Kyiv is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural center of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions, and historical landmarks. The city has an extensive system of public transport and infrastructure, including the Kyiv Metro. The city's name is said to derive from the name of Kyi , one of its four legendary founders.
In Ukraine, a political power struggle comes to a head
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Born in Ukraine and educated in Tbilisi at the New School International School as part of the EaP initiative has contributed to my interest in promoting EU values both in my home country and abroad. Being an IB Diploma student has prompted me to approach my deeds from a global perspective, which has ultimately brought me to becoming a YEA. In particular, my interests comprise sustainable development with regards to the environmental movement, establishment and promotion of quality education and elimination of inequalities among citizens internationally. I am passionate about social activism and volunteering. Since I have visited dozens of projects and lectures from different organizations such as the Peace Corps, American Councils, etc.
Medieval Prince Vladimir deepens Russia-Ukraine split
It is bordered by Russia to the east and north-east; Belarus to the north; Poland , Slovakia and Hungary to the west; and Romania , Moldova , Crimea , [c] and the Black Sea to the south. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42 million, making it the eighth-most populous country in Europe. Its capital and largest city is Kyiv.
The legacy of a medieval prince has added a new dimension to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, as both countries mark the 1,th anniversary of his death. Russians celebrate Prince Vladimir the Great as the man who converted their country to Christianity, but for some Ukrainians this represents an attempt to steal their history. For them, Prince Volodymyr - as he is known in Ukraine - is an ancient Ukrainian leader who ruled from Kiev and Christianised the country that was then known as Kievan Rus, before Moscow had even been built. Supporters of close Russian-Ukrainian ties cite the two states' common origins in Prince Vladimir's Rus.