In BIG Pictures: a wintry Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev is the proud capital city of Ukraine, cut in two by the mighty Dnieper River and known for its charming and unusually eclectic architecture, its revolutions and tough unbreakable spirit – having survived the Mongol Empire, WWII, Chernobyl, and Soviet rule. It’s a place filled with a punchy mish mash of elegant theatres, ornate religious architecture, imposing secular monuments and interesting history museums but with few signs of aging due to its many forced reincarnations. In present day it wears a capitalist hat and – thanks to a new makeover and a wave of new excellent new hotels, restaurants and bars – the city has since been transformed into a humorous and trendy travel destination with a distinctively youthful vibe.

Although that’s not forgetting its more aged – and perfectly preserved – monuments which are no less spectacular with stand out attractions being the superb 11th-century Kiev Pechersk Lavra, a monastery

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