Best Kiev Apartment remind you not forget to book Kiev apartments for winter holidays. At this moment about 30% from apartments we offer already busy. So if you want to rent a good flat you like make it now, because then in December all will be busy. If you spend time in our Kiev apartment then it will be good time during your trip to Kiev.
During last time in world mass media there are a lot of information of flu epidemy in Ukraine, about people who day from epidemy. But nobody told real facts. The real facts is that in 2008 from flue died 4000 people and on current year died only 3000 of people. Now situation is much better then in past years. So why so big panic?. The panic is because some political forces who has candidate in election of Ukrainian president want to cancel elections. And epidemic situation is perfect reason to cancel it.
Second reason is that pharmacy industry has big lobby in Ukrainian parliament and now during such situation they receive very big profits from selling of medicines.
So don’t delay your trip to Kiev, there is not necessary to cancel your plans. Come to Kiev, rent Kiev apartments with us and you’ll get superb service during your staying here.
Best Kiev Apartment offers for you article about history of Kiev. Kiev has very ancient and interesting history. We hope such information will be additional reason of visiting Kiev. And we will be very happy if during you trip to Kiev you choose to rent our Kiev apartments.
Foundation of Kiev
By the legend Kiev was founded by 3 brothers - Kiy, Scheck, Horif and their sister Lybid. The city was named after the eldest brother - Kiev. Historians claim that first people settled on the territory of modern Kiev by the V century. The place for the city was well selected - high bank vaults of the river Dnieper served as a good defense from incursion of nomad tribes. In 882 Oleg prince of Novgorod captured Kiev and made it the capital of Old Russian powerful state - Kievan Rus. Kievan Rus' is considered a predecessor state of three modern East Slavic nations: Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.
Favorable position of Kiev on the water trade route "from Varangians(Viking) to Greeks" downstream Dnieper contributed to its further fast development. In IX and first half of X centuries Kiev considered to be the largest trade, cultural and craft center of Eastern Europe contesting with the capital of Byzantine Empire - Constantinople.
In 998 the acceptance of Orthodox Christianity and centralization of state power facilitated further straightening and development of political and cultural relations of Kiev with Byzantine and other Christian countries of Europe, its economical prosperity. During the rule of Grand Duke Yaroslav the Wise the St. Sofia Cathedral and first Kievan Rus library were constructed. But internal wars of Russian principalities, popular uprisings, caused by the increasing of feudal oppression leaded to collapse of former powerful Old Russian state. In the first half of XII Kiev lost its role of important political center of Kievan Rus.
In 1240 Kiev was almost fully destroyed and burned out by Mongol Tatars invaders. Headed by Batiy Khan they captured Kiev in autumn of 1240, crossed the Dnieper and surrounded the city. Mongol Tatar yoke, and later the rule of Polish and Lithuanian feudal forced back Kiev economical and cultural development of Kiev.
Introducing of the Magdeburg's Law has resulted in quick development of foreign affairs and economic growth.
Part of Russian Empire
After signing a Lublin Union between Poland and Lithuanian princedom Kiev was again captured by polish feudal what adversely affect city's development. After freedom fighting war under the leadership of hetman Bogdan Khmelnitskiy Ukraine joined Russia.
After social reform of 1861 and serfdom abolition in cultural and economical life of Kiev change for the better.
Ukrainian Republic in Soviet times
After the revolution in Petersburg the power in Kiev changed constantly. By the 22 of January in 1918 Ukrainian Central Rada by the lead of historic Mikhail Grushevskiy proclaimed Ukraine’s Independence. The first president of Ukrainian republic became Grushevskiy by itself. However Ukrainian politics lacked enough political economical and military power to stand up for the Independence of Ukrainian state.
In 1922 the Soviet Union was created and Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic joined it. Officially like a sovereign state in the federation, actually all power was handed to center, and USSR became totalitarian country. Followed numerous repressions against cultural and scientist workers.
During the times of World War II Kiev was almost fully destroyed , 72 days lasted heroically Kiev defense against fascist invaders / 19 September 1941 the troops of Nazi Germany have entered the city. The city was Released on the 6 November 1943 by the price of big loss and human lives. In post-war period Kiev rebuild swiftly. Political situation indeed was - denunciation, purges, show trial, executions in NKVD prisons (Народный комиссариат внутренних дел (people's commissariat of foreign affairs), deportation to GULAG out of court and investigation. After Stalin's death Ukraine has adopted more humane civil rights.
Independence of Ukarine
By the 6 of July 1990 the parliament of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic proclaims the sovereignty. Disturbed days of hapless Kremlin putsch in august of 1991became turning-point in Ukrainian history. On the 24 of August 1991 Verhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) proclaims the Declaration of Independence. 1 December 1991 the population of Ukraine by the majority of votes 93% supports independence.
One of the most important additional services used of people who rent Kiev apartments is services of airport pick up. Usually people scare to take taxi drivers at airport. To order taxi before arriving to Kiev is expensive.
From this week Best Kiev Apartments offers to our clients professional driver services. Specialization of our driver will be transfers to/from airport . We use park of modern cars which includes such models as: Hyundai Accent, Kia Cerato, Mitsubishi SpaceStar.
Using our services offers you best safety and comfort. Our driver will meet you at airport terminal and will be with you before you enter to our Keiv apartment.
From this week Best Kiev Apartment offers for rent new Kiev apartment for 90$. Address is Boulevard Tarasa Shevchenka, 6 The advantage if this flat is that it placed in the center of city, just 150 meters to Kreshchatik street and the flat has 3 separate rooms : 2 bedrooms and living room with folding sofa. Flat has everything important for cozy staying.
Best Kiev Apartment offers for rent 5 new perfect kiev apartments. Apartments address is 9 Mykhailovska street. And they have such advantages:
- good location: 50 meters to main square, 200 meters to main street
- all flats in the same floor
- all apartments new
- flats equipped with all necessary
Best Kiev Apartment offers new perfect 3 room apartment on Baseynaya street 13. Baseynaya street is one of most famous Kiev streets. Our Kiev apartments on this street has perfect location. Distance to main street - Kreshchatik is only 200 meters. Near apartment present such popular places as “Mandarin Plaza” and “Arena city”. Such a convenient location of the offered apartment will let you enjoy all the beautiful sightseeing places of Kiev city. Museums, exhibitions, shops, restaurants, cinemas and night clubs are also situated just in some minutes walk from the apartment. All Kiev and Ukraine’s life and activities is running on the central square of the city.
From today Best Kiev Apartment offers wonderful three room flat on 1/13 Rognedneskaya street. Flat has perfect location – 200 meters to Kreshchatik street. Near apartment present such popular place as “Mandarin Plaza” and “Arena city”/ Such a convenient location of the offered apartment will let you enjoy all the beautiful sightseeing places of Kiev city. Museums, exhibitions, shops, restaurants, cinemas and night clubs are also situated just in some minutes walk from the apartment. All Kiev and Ukraine’s life and activities is running on the central square of the city.