reception booklet, kyiv, ukraine
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DESCRIPTIONYou can find here all information which you need for travel to Ukraine
Here you can find: 1. Information about city
2. Climate, clothes
4. Money and prices in Kyiv
7. Sightseeing in Kiev
8. Info about LC
9. Check list
1. information about city
Kiev is one of the biggest cities in Europe. It is a bustling capital of independent Ukraine, its administrative, economic, scientific, cultural and educational center. This scenic city with population of over 3 million people is located on the shores of the Dnepr River. Kiev is a city of invaluable historical and cultural monuments, a city of great events and outstanding people. Everyone will find there something especially interesting for himself. The art and architecture of Kiev are considered world treasures. Many famous artists, poets and writers estimated the unique beauty of this city. The most renowned landmarks include: Cathedral of St. Sophia with outstanding mosaics and frescoes dating back to the 11th century; Kievo-Percherskaya Lavra featuring several monasteries and cathedrals; Golden Gate of Kiev, which date back to 1037; Ukrainian Baroque Church of St. Andrew; the magnificent 19th-century Cathedral of St. Vladimir; and many other attractions. Kiev is often referred to as "the mother of all cities" by Russians and Ukrainians. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe. In the historical center of Kiev you can feel the spirit of the past everywhere. Kiev is distinguished for its rich cultural life. Theater lovers will find many theatres offering various theatrical programs. Most performances are held in Ukrainian or Russian. The recently renovated Kiev Opera House presents very good opera as well as a broad repertoire of ballets. Ivan Franko Theater is a center of Ukrainian drama, comedy, and musicals. A lot of various exhibitions are carried out in the city's numerous museums and art galleries. Kiev is also a scientific and educational center of Ukraine. Various universities and science academies including famous Kiev-Mogilyanskaya Academy, which is one of the first scientific establishments in Eastern Europe, are located there. Being the largest city of Ukraine, Kiev is a leading industrial and commercial center of the country. Kiev's major industries include: food processing (especially processing of beet sugar), metallurgy, manufacture of machinery, machine tools, rolling stock, chemicals, building materials, and textiles. The development of Ukrainian economy gave impulse to business activity of the city. There are a lot of new office centers, banks, trade exhibition centers and other commercial enterprises appearing in the city nowadays.
2. Climate and weather
There are distinct four seasons in a year with its accompanying weather patterns. January is the coldest month of the year and July is the warmest, with average temperatures of 19.2 degrees Fahrenheit (-7.1 degrees Celsius) for the former and 66.7 Fahrenheit (19.2 degrees Celsius) for the latter. The average wind speed in Kyiv is 2.7 meters per second. During the winter, temperatures can drop to -4 degrees Fahrenheit and typically starts in November up until April. Summer season is from May until September or continues until October. Summer temperatures can rise up to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (or 25 degrees Celsius). Mild and temperate characterize Kyivs springs and falls. Spring usually lasts from March to May. There will be rare instances, however, when temperatures in March can drop to 24.8 degrees Fahrenheit or -4 degrees Celsius. In spring as well, Kyiv experiences hot dry winds and black storms strike. In late September, the city experiences autumn weather and it typically lasts until December. Fall in the city is sometimes referred to as Indian summer because of the presence of rain and the relatively mild temperature in the air along with relatively clear days.
Kiev average weather by month
Month Temperature F
Max min 31.5 22.8 33.6
Max min 52.0 -16.6 63.1
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Sample text in Ukrainian
. . Transliteration Vsi ljudy narodujut'sja vil'nymy i rivnymy u svojij hidnosti ta pravax. Vony nadileni rozumom i sovistju i povynni dijaty u vidnoenni odyn do odnoho v dusi braterstva. Translation All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.).
English - Ukrainian Welcome - (Laskavo proschmo) (Bitajemo) Hello - (Vitayu) frm, (Pryvit) - inf How are you? I'm fine, thanks. And you? - ? (Jak ty?) , . ? (Djakuju, dobre. A vy?) Long time no see - (Davno ne bachilis`) What's your name? My name is ... - (Jak tebe zvaty?) (Mene zvu ...) Where are you from? I'm from ... - ? (Zvidky vy?) ... (Ja z ...) Pleased to meet you - (Prijemno poznajomytysia) Good morning - ! (Dobnoho ranku) Good afternoon - (Dobroho dnia) Good evening - (Dobroho vechora) Good night - (Na dobranich) Goodbye - (Do pobachennja) Good luck - /! (Schasty vam/tobi) Cheers/Good health! - (Budmo), (Za zdorovja) Have a nice day - (Harnoho dnja) Bon appetit - ! (Smachnoho) Bon voyage - (Schaslyvoji podorozhi) I don't understand - (Ja ne rozumiju) Please speak more slowly - (Vy ne mogly b rozmovljaty povinishe) Please write it down - (Bu laska zapysaty ce)
Do you speak Ukrainian? Yes, a little - ? (Vy rozmovliajete ukrajins`koju) , (Tak, trochy) How do you say ... in Ukrainian? - ...? (Jak skazaty ukrajins`koju ...?) Excuse me - ! (Pereproshuju) How much is this? - ? (Skiky ce koshtuje?) Sorry - ! (Vybachte) Thank you - (Diakuju) (Duzhe diakuju) Where's the toilet? - ? (De tualet?) Would you like to dance with me? - i ? (Chochesh zi mnoiu potanciuvaty?) I love you - (Ja tebe kohaju) (Ja tebe liubliu) Get well soon -  (Vyduzhuj[te]) Leave me alone! - ! (Zalyshte mene u spokoji) Help! - ! (Dopomozhi!) Fire! - ! (Pozhezha!) Stop! - ! (Stij!) Call the police! - (Vyklychte miliciju) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - (Veseloho Rizdva i z Novym Rokom) Happy Easter - (Z Velykodnimy sviatamy) Happy Birthday - (Z dnem narodzhennia)
4. Money and prices in Kyiv The Ukrainian national currency is the Hryvnya. However, it is preferable to bring Euro or USA dollars with you. You can exchange them in any major bank or at any exchange point around the city. You will identify those points by the name of . Changing U.S. dollars for Ukrainian Hryvnias or another currency is legal only at banks, currency exchange desks at hotels and at licensed exchange booths. Beware of changing money on the streets or with private individuals: it's illegal and it can be dangerous. Remember however