Monument to Founders of Kiev (Kyiv)

Legend says that Kiev (Kyiv) was founded by three brothers Kyy, Khoryv, Shchek and their sister Lybid. To celebrate the 1500th anniversary of Kiev, on the 22nd May 1982 a forged copper monument was erected in Navodnytskyy Park next to the river Dnipro. It was made by a sculptor V.Z Boroday and an architect called M.M. Feshchenko.


The length of the boat is 9 metres and the height of the figures are as follows; brothers are 4.3 metres high and the figure of Lybid is 3.8 metres high. It is not easy to get to or to find without the use of a car. If you use the metro directions are as follows: If you Get off at Dnipro Station (red metro line), go downstairs and exit left, then turn right and begin walking. There will be a fork in the road, go right and cross the street. Keep walking for about 5 or 10 minutes and you will see a place to cross the street (underground) and then walk for a couple of minutes and it will be on your left.

A second monument was erected in Maydan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in 2000 – 2001.

Bit difficult to get to so strongly advise taking a taxi. 

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