the capital of Ukraine, on the Dnieper River: formed the first Russian state by the late 9th century; university (1834). Pop: 2 623 000 (2005 est)
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How to use Kiev in a sentence
On Oct. 7, I bought my ticket to Kiev 45 minutes before my flight.
Before the Maidan revolution, Russian political refugees living in Kiev were worried about their safety.
The Russian leader suggested Kiev is breaking a “moral obligation.”
To try to counter the Russian military build-up, Kiev has redeployed more forces eastward.Putin Is Lying on Ukraine—and the West Can’t Stop Him | Jamie Dettmer | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One commander has threatened a military coup if Kiev concedes anything to the separatists.Putin Is Lying on Ukraine—and the West Can’t Stop Him | Jamie Dettmer | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yesterday, on the road from Voroshba to Kiev, music came singing and echoing through my head after a long interval of silence.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
The opera had a great success, and remained in the repertory of the Kiev Opera House throughout the entire season.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Kiev still existed as a city, but on her Golden Gate the conquerors might fitly have hewed the epitaph, Ichabod.
Had they not heard with sorrow and foreboding at Christmas-tide last year the doleful intelligence of the fall of Kiev?
It was now the turn of Kiev to become the miserable victim of their attentions.
Cultural definitions for Kiev
Capital of Ukraine in the north-central region of the country on the Dnieper River; a major manufacturing and transportation center.
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