Kiev

Kiev

Slavic civilization spread outward from its center in 9th century Kiev, where the Kievan Rus consolidated their territory and adopted Orthodox Christianity. There’s something for everyone in Ukraine’s capital – gilded palaces, centuries of art and architecture, streets filled with galleries, shops, cafes and artists’ studios, the 11th century UNESCO-listed Caves Monastery with its mummified monks, and the sobering Chernobyl Museum.

PUBLISHED: July 22, 2013