Kyiv’s main scandals and curiosities 2016

Social network accompany 2016 with obvious enthusiasm, because the last 12 months was not easy. For Kiev, including: repairs, tube, construction scandals and curiosities. We remembered all the key events of the outgoing year.

January

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Tram Electron in Kiev
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Cracked screens of the information system of the Kiev metro
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Kiev snowboarder swept along the route of the funicular
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The first month of the year in Kiev was snowy and unusually cold. One day, after a small thaw some cars even seriously frozen to the Parking lot. But the main problem for the city in January was still the flu. At least 8 citizens died from this disease, and schools from 16 January until 5 February, it was closed for quarantine. Parents and students were afraid that such a lag will have to extend the school year or to cancel vacation. In the end, it was decided not to do it.

Of the good ones. In January, the route went first Kiev tram “Electron”. However, modern car surprised the passengers of the old validators. But metro passengers in January surprised Moriarty from the TV series “Sherlock”, which looked at them from the monitors of compromised information systems. People who take the cable car, was struck by a snowboarder swept along his route on St. Vladimir’s hill.

The rest of the citizens of the capital happy beautiful winter sunsets, and January 28, Kiev weather has set first-year record – the warmest for this date day in the entire history of observations.

February

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The service alerts people of Kiev, start page
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Huge hype at the metro station “Vokzalnaya”
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Flea market near the metro station “Forest”
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Pavlo Zibrov
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Rescue operation in collapsed on street house
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In February, the Kyiv city state administration announced the launch of the system SMS alert citizens about important events, incidents and emergencies. Subscribe to the newsletter and was from the beginning of the month, but truly it is earned only to its end. However, some notifications (e.g., email messages) and have not started to come.

But Kiev just pointed out, so this is a huge online store on the building of the metro station “Vokzalnaya”. Fortunately, she hung there for a few days, after which he was removed by the advertiser. Are unable to ignore Kiev and rename the tram station at troyeschina “Prospect Vladimir Mayakovsky” in “the Temple in honor of icon of Mother of God “vsetsaritsa””. The locals really did not like. A month later they decided to go back to the previous version.

The city Council in February for the first time refused to consider who scored 10 thousand votes the petition. Citizens demanded to transfer the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra the Kyiv Patriarchate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. But the city Council felt that the document kindle inter-confessional strife, and, therefore, contrary to the law, and rejected it.

But the market of second-hand near the metro station “Forest” was voted the best flea market in Europe. And so decided not to anyone but the editors of the American “Bible of fashion” – Vogue magazine.

By the end of February in Kiev was also one of the most notorious and at the same time, a curious robbery of the year. Thieves have encroached on the property of a man of legend, people’s artist, darling of the public and the Internet community of Paul Zibrova. While singer used the services of ATM, the attackers pulled from his car a bag lying on the front seat. In the bag were documents Zibrov and library, and also a large sum of money. Fortunately, documents and audio then it all came back.

Ended calendar winter in Kiev is just not fun. The 25th number in the street due to renovation works carried out with obvious violations of the collapsed five-story building evacuated. Six construction workers have been rescued from under the collapsed ceilings of the two, alas, died.

March

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Dmitry Belotserkovets
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Updated is on Bessarabka
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Machine for bottling of vodka and cognac
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Rhino Alarm
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In March, as befits the nature, in Kiev descended fluffy seals. However, in the form of a petition to rename Moscow Avenue. While the Commission KSCA conducted using all the necessary authority named in honor of Stepan Bandera, the townspeople offered to name the road in honor of Fluffy kittens. First, the document with breakneck speed to gain votes, but eventually settled at around 5348 signatures.

But the initiative of the city Council to prohibit trade in alcoholic beverages in Kiosks became perhaps the biggest scandal of the month. To cancel it try with the help of petitions and protests.

The most resounding resignation in March in the capital is the main fighter with stalls and stalls of Dmitry Belotserkovets from the parks Department, Kyiv city state administration to the Parliament. But just throw all Dmitri could not, therefore, remained an Advisor to the mayor.

Surprised the people of Kiev in the first month of spring appearance Besarabsky market. All advertising on it suddenly acquired a harmonious appearance, as has been redesigned according to a single pattern. But Kiev zoo suffered the loss of the oldest in Europe, a female white Rhino named Trouble died at the age of 46 years. Age.

And the main oddity of March was the appearance of one of the grocery stores on Solomenka automatic bottling of alcoholic drinks – vodka and cognac. Ridiculous prices and the lack of a seller who might ask the “customer” passport before alcohol sales could bring alcomate wildly popular. But the noise that rose for him in social networks, has led to the fact that the device is promptly dismantled.

April

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The bankruptcy of the Bank “Khreschatyk”
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The broken statue of a Chimera on Basseynaya street
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The fall of Vitali Klitschko with the bike
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Fountain on Maidan
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The main event of the month, no doubt, was the bankruptcy of the communal Bank “Khreschatyk”. In addition to the usual problems in the form of lost deposits, it brought back a bunch of extra trouble: confusion with payments for utilities, which previously was carried out through a broken Bank, and the need to re-issue Cards from Kiev, the Issuer of which was “Khreschatyk”. Also injured pensioners who previously received their pensions.

As for the ban on the sale of alcohol in Kiosks, the mayor of the capital Vitaly Klitschko on April 8 introduced a controversial city Council decision, having put under it the signature. And stated intention to make illegal the sale of alcohol at night in all outlets of the capital.

But the curiosities of the month were just two incidents: the assassination of an unknown woman in a sculpture of a Chimera on Bessarabka and fall of the mayor Vitaly Klitschko with the bike. Chimera suffered more serious – she got a few blows with a hammer, after which she threw the figure to the ground, crossed himself and quietly left. But Klitschko got off lightly. “I’m fine, not a scratch, the suit is also a whole”, – he commented his peak.

Ended April for Kiev on a positive note, on the square launched the renovated fountains.

May

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The passengers stormed the entrance to the metro station “Vokzalnaya”
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Arch of Friendship of peoples
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The monument to the chekists in Kiev
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Train-mural in Kiev metro
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the hippopotamus Brest
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fountains on Rusanivka
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May became the month of the beginning of a series of Grand repairs. The most significant in scale and duration provoked by congestion was the repair of the southern bridge, which began on 5 may. The entire month, the utility was put in order also the even side of the Boulevard Shevchenko. In addition, major repairs were alternately closed all the escalators in one of the busiest metro stations of the city – “Vokzalnaya”. Because of this, the station had a daily peak close to the entrance, and passengers to carry alternative land routes. And in the first days, when there was still know about the beginning of the repair, Kiev tried to take the lobby, “the Station” by storm.

Scandal of the month was the discussion around the possible demolition of the Arch of friendship of peoples, located on the Dnipro hills. Opponents called it a symbol of the Soviet era, which is subject to the law on de-communization, the supporters – an integral symbol of the city and one of the most recognizable elements of the Kiev landscape. After the uproar on the social networks and the media, the Ministry of culture decided to give the object a “new visual understanding”. What it will be is still unknown.

Less fortunate the monument to the KGB, which stood near the station metro “Lybidska”. It simply broke into pieces by an excavator. Initially it was assumed that the monument will be dismantled and will pass in a Museum of totalitarianism, but of the KSCA not have time to do that – unidentified activists have put beauty in its own way.

By the way, the desire to adorn Kiev. Mouralova fever in may and got to the subway. In the middle of the month the citizens showed the train mural, painted by the Spanish artist Kenora.

At the end of the month the second consecutive big loss happened in the Kiev zoo died the world’s oldest Hippo. Brest was 58 years old.

But on Rusanivka returned to the fountain in the middle of the channel. It restored not only the device that creates a jet of water. The fountain is equipped with lighting and music. Opened it in the pouring rain, but managed to the Day of Kyiv. It, by the way, this is the first year we celebrated on the left Bank.

June

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Bentley and nepasterizirovannym plot
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Equality March
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Turn to the exhibition in the Museum Khanenko
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Psychedelic apartment on troyeschina
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Vitali Klitschko during the launch of Uber taxi in Kiev
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With the arrival of summer the Kiev road builders undertook to repair one of the main thoroughfares of the capital – Peremohy Avenue. But the most striking oddity of a road months still was not here. One of the residents Peter and Paul Borschagivka ignored the announcement about the repair of the asphalt covering in the yard and not moved your Bentley. In the end, the maintenance crew paved the entire area, except a small area under the most “Bentley”.

Repair in June and had Metropolitan CHPP-6. Because of what happened here the gap entering the oil switch with the ignition on 2 June left without electricity in the areas “Forest”, “rainbow”, Voskresenka and Troyeshchyna. And this, for a moment, nearly a million people.

Scandals of June in Kiev has fallen from three. This arrest of accounts “Kyivenergo”, Kyiv Lviv disposal of debris after the tragedy at the dump in Hrybovychi and the equality March. First jeopardized the preparation of the capital for the heating season and still eucetsa citizens. The second sparked a debate about the environmental safety of the largest metropolis of Ukraine. And the third was forced to speak not only and not so much about the level of tolerance in society, but about what security measures have to go to even raise this issue. For the protection of approximately 2 thousand participants of the action had to hire 5.5 thousand policemen. The result: 57 the detainees, 10 administrative reports, and one call about the mining of the Boulevard Shevchenko, on which the moving column.

Unprecedented excitement among the citizens was caused by the exposition “Saved treasures of Italy” at the Museum of Khanenko. Exhibited a collection of paintings stolen from the Museum of Castelvecchio in Verona and the Italian returned to the Ukrainian border guards. Wanting to see the masterpieces painted by Jacopo Bellini, Tintoretto, Ruben and Caroto were so many that the exhibition was extended for 4 days.

And here is the famous psychedelic apartment on troyeschina, the walls of which were decorated with incredible moldings from anything (from colored plastic to dolls), put up for sale. Despite the fact that the decor of the rooms, including the stairwell in front of the apartment, caused rather bewilderment than enthusiasm, the people of Kiev have begun search of the man who bought it and turned it into a Museum because of such moldings is not boring renovation.

The main Kiev-loss Jun is, without a doubt, the Director of the Kiev academic puppet theater, Nikolai Petrenko. His voice still sounded all ads on stations and metro stops. But as soon as it is completed or renamed at least one station, all the commercials will have to overwrite.

Two major innovations have affected the transport system of Kiev in June. The first is the launch of worldwide popular taxi service Uber, which you so long dreamed of Kiev. The first passenger was personally the mayor of Kiev Klitschko. That’s just in the first days of people willing to take the free trip was so much that they often received in their notification application “No free cars”. The second is the beginning of work on Andreevsky descent of bollards that restrict the arrival of vehicles, thanks to which the historic street has finally become a truly pedestrian. By the way, the existence of bollards are now under threat. Drivers are often attacked by them while trying to pick on Andrew, but expensive repair to pay for absolutely no one.

In dealing with randomly placed outdoor advertising was achieved very impressive success. The utility quietly and smoothly removed a huge Billboard with an area of 900 square meters that covered half the sky passing over one of the roads Obolon district.

July

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Pavel Sheremet
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The procession, Kiev, July 27, 2016
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Bandera Avenue, Kiev
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The first half of July Kyiv and have fun like never before. The city held two large music festival: Upark, which invited the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse, as well as Atlas Wekeend, which appeared the unprecedented number of artists – 130. And let it wasn’t without overlap, these two events will be long remembered.

But on 20 July, the citizens took all the fun: the morning in the heart of the city from the explosion in the car killed the journalist Pavel Sheremet. The explosives detonated remotely. The consequence considers the version of revenge for the professional activities of Paul. To investigate the murder of a journalist has attracted specialists of the FBI, but no arrests yet.

A week later on the streets of the capital was a procession of parishioners of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. In only one Church service in the capital was attended by 10 thousand believers. Provocations during the event was avoided.

Not done in July and no construction scandal. At circle when leaving the station “Heroes of Dnepr” put construction fence. The city rumors that he was being at all not work on strengthening the soil and preparing the construction of another shopping center. Meanwhile in the city centre, finally opened the stairs at the Foundation of the tithe Church, the restoration of which was carried out for many years.

Since the petition fluffy cats has not received the required number of signatures, the city Council took the decision to rename Moscow Avenue to Bandera Avenue. But the Ministry of infrastructure has gone even further, deciding to assign the new name of the airport “Borispol”, and was asked to choose whose name it will now be called. The airport staff asked not to change anything. As long as everything remains as it was.

August

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House on street A. Akhmatova with a record number of advertisements on the facade
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Главные киевские скандалы и курьезы 2016 года

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Tests on the new coating of the Kiev cycle track
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A glowing monument to Sahaidachny
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Vitali Klitschko in the Polish tram Pesa
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The new Behemoth of the Kiev zoo
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August 1, Kiev ceased to accept waste and Lviv are actively engaged in the visual garbage – the entire month in the capital struggled with illegal advertising. For example, near the Paton bridge removed the last of the three giant billboards that are many times greater than the maximum size allowed. Didn’t last long and 200-metre banner on the Ukrainian house. But most of all, lucky building, at Anna Akhmatova str., 14-a, which literally died at 98 signs, 88 of which were illegal. After the scandal in social networks and its façade was cleared from advertising.

For the last month of summer Kiev has also suffered two major rename. From August 9 Moskovsky Avenue officially became a Bandera Avenue. The name change yesterday approved mayor Klitschko. And on August 26 the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute was named after aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky, who studied within its walls.

Serious test fell at the end of the season and the capital’s Cycling track, which is now being reconstructed – athletes performed a number of test laps on the track and recognized it cover the. The developer, surprisingly, only thanked the activists and promised to correct all shortcomings. To access the updated track promise in the spring of 2017.

Amazing things happened in August at the hem. First street Sahaidachny returned to the status of walking and now it is closed for vehicles on weekends and holidays. Then he repaired musical clock on the building of the former Church of St. Catherine (now owned by the city and used for the needs of the NBU), and now they are every 15 minutes note chime of bells. And then some pranksters have painted the monument to Hetman Petro Sahaidachny, so he and his horse’s eyes lit up. Illumination did not last long, but amused the people of Kiev fairly.

Metropolitan transport for the whole month delighted residents good news. For city bought the Polish Pesa low-floor tram is so spacious that it easily fits even a two-meter the mayor of the city Vitali Klitschko. Also, finally completed the repair of the escalators at the metro station “Vokzalnaya”. And yet the zoo has a new baby Hippo. To meet her will be in the spring.

September

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The construction near the metro station “Heroes of Dnepr”
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International exhibition center
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NSK “Olympic”
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Alexander Svistunov
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Photo: Klitschko – the mayor

Vitali Klitschko and his stylized portrait of a Japanese anime
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A major scandal Sep unfolded in Obolon. Active construction of shopping center above the metro station “Heroes of Dnepr” has led to a number of injuries. Construction equipment struck the ceiling above the tracks, granite platform split almost in half, and the rails later water flowed. Developers and city officials are assured that everything is in order, but people still came out to protest. Opponents of the shopping center even blocked the road. But to stop work and failed.

All the people who waited that here-here will finish repair of the prospectus of Victory, “delighted” with the news that it will be delayed until the end of October. Those who travel through the South bridge, was even less lucky – it continued to run without any explanation of what is happening.

In September, Kiev as city won two major victories. 9 August it became known that the competition for the right to host Eurovision-2017 was won by capital. A week later, UEFA announced that the NSC “Olympiyskiy” will be the arena finals of the Champions League in 2018. in addition, the city finally got a new chief architect, whose name for various reasons were not able to determine almost a year. It was Alexander Svistunov.

Another major scandal of September in Kiev was a ban on selling alcohol at night. No matter how he opposed the initiative of the municipality, the citizens, the business adopted the rules of the game. However, on the side of entrepreneurs arose, the Antimonopoly Committee, who has promised to challenge this decision in court.

The main curiosity of September was a portrait of Vitali Klitschko, stylized anime, which is the capital town Governor handed over during a visit to Japan. The picture for some time was used as the avatar on his official page in Facebook. A breakthrough of the month was the beginning of the dismantling of cells for offenders in the subway.

October

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South bridge
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Photo: the Kiev rescue service

The machine in the pit at the Volgograd
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Monument “Cobblestone – weapon of the proletariat”
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Card comic game “Bingo Kiev”
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In early October, was finally identified all the locations in which the spring in Kiev will take place the Eurovision song contest. The main venue was the international exhibition center near the metro station “left Bank”, uses Parkovy center.

“Kievavtodor” in the beginning of the month finally announced that the repair of the southern bridge will last until the end of October. Meanwhile, on the streets of Volgograd repairs with the dug road ended in a deep hole landed the car, stuck in there in an upright position, and get it was only on the third day.

At the end of the month in the capital quite unexpectedly under the decommunization got a small and not too well-known monument “Cobblestone – weapon of the proletariat”. A sculpture depicting a man with a stone was removed from the pedestal on the square in front of the cinema “Zhovten” and drove away in an unknown direction. In response, Kiev has proposed to move it to the square in front of the Parliament as a clear hint to MPs on the possibility of another Maidan.

Curiosity Oct was the initiative of “Bingo Kiev” launched on social networks. The essence of the game is simple: it is necessary to photograph the city, so that one frame fits as much as possible such typical things as Kiosks, coffee shops, murals, illegal advertising, spontaneous trade, the valets, the SEC and the attached balcony.

November

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Record package packages
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Presentation of the facade of the “Theatre on Podol”, 29.11.16
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From 1 November in Kyiv collecting depots began to accept plastic bags. Any. And for the first week managed to gather up for disposal a record of the size of a package of packages.

But the main concern of the city authorities in late autumn was still not recycling, and the fight against Mafami. The Supreme court declared all contracts for the placement of outlets in underground passages of the capital is illegal, and this began a large-scale sweep of the subway from the kiosks. KP “Kiev underground” shows periodically to passengers, now looks like one or the other station and the adjacent transitions without stalls. A similar struggle was waged on the surface. For example, near the metro station “Darnitsa” and on Lev Tolstoy square was demolished the first 4 kiosk, which continued to sell alcohol. However, at the end of the month the Appellate court overturned the ban. The city has promised to circumvent this decision by changing the rules of placement of small architectural forms. And entrepreneurs, meanwhile, filed several lawsuits to lift the ban on the sale of alcohol at night.

In mid-November, Kiev caught up with the first year’s major snowfall. No traffic jams and uncollected snow do not have, but in General, the utilities handled the storm quite well, and the catastrophe of the early arrival of winter does not become. But the people went a funny statement the mayor said: “before I was mayor, I used to like the snow! Something new, fresh, white. And now I began to hate snow, because it should be removed, and very quickly.”

As with pesky snow, the city government decided to say goodbye and companies, “Kyivenergo”, which manages thermal assets of the city. All heating systems it was decided to return to the office of the city or to transfer to international operators.

At the end of the month in the capital because of a fire in an underground reservoir of heat on the street happened a large-scale power outage. And to extinguish the fire began immediately. “Kyivenergo” took switching in electricity, power outage and ensure grounding of all electrical equipment in the danger area. And only then to the scene of the fire made fire.

And then the city struck a Grand architectural scandal that has been simmering until now. On Andreevsky descent finally noticed the new building of the Theatre on Podol, which is very different from the General ensemble of the old streets. The public was indignant and even later collected 10 thousand signatures under the petition for the demolition of the facade, and cultural figures stood up for her. Meanwhile, on troyeschina quietly dismantled psychedelic stucco from the famous apartment. Apparently, there will still be renovated.

On the last day of autumn in Kiev opened the first in Eastern Europe free and confidential HIV testing network “AHF Checkpoint”.

December

Главные киевские скандалы и курьезы 2016 года

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Tenants of stalls in str is built on the market barricades, 23.12.16
Главные киевские скандалы и курьезы 2016 года

Главные киевские скандалы и курьезы 2016 года

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The fire in the market near m. Lesnaya in Kiev
Главные киевские скандалы и курьезы 2016 года

Главные киевские скандалы и курьезы 2016 года

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In Kiev lit main tree of the country
Главные киевские скандалы и курьезы 2016 года

At the end of the year in Kiev was a tragedy that struck the whole of Ukraine: 20-year-old mother left two children home alone for 9 whole days. In the end, a year-old boy was killed and his two year old sister is in serious condition in intensive care. The doctors were able to save the girl, but the woman was deprived of maternal rights. Now the mother is in jail and awaiting trial, a child looking for a new family.

With the onset of winter to demolish the Kiev Mafy stopped – from the stalls cleared the area in front of the metro station “Polytechnic Institute”, the site near “Obolon”, market “Youth”, near the “Kharkov” demolition of the market ended with clashes. Entrepreneurs force defended their outlets. The city administration later said that have nothing to do with the demolition of the market, and put all the responsibility on the owners of land on which there is a market.

In the middle of the month a huge number of people of Kiev were left without access to the Internet for a few hours went offline one of the largest providers of Ukraine “Will.” A few days later, capital was even more extensive and no less strange blackout. For unknown reasons, without light remained residents of Podil, Shevchenko, Solomensky and Svyatoshinsky areas. Also have been de-energized some street, Obolon, Minsk array, Husbandman, Borschagivka and Akademgorodok. Besides, without light there Bucha and Irpin. In “Ukrenergo” suggested that such a large-scale outage could be a result of external intervention into the grid.

Another disaster overtook the second-hand market near the metro station “Forest” – the same who in the early years of American Vogue was named the best flea market in Europe. He died in a fire. The flames spread so quickly that one of the workers tried to escape. The incident was so massive that they had at some time close to two metro stations: “Chernigov” and “Forest”.

In addition, in December to 12 UAH has risen legendary Kyiv cake, metro began to sell tokens in the amount of not more than two pieces in one hand at a time, and the bus began to raise the fare. But to the holidays in the city start a four night public transport route three trolleys and one bus. And yet the city Council decided not to rename the Avenue Vatutina Avenue Shukhevych – the street will find another name.

And, of course, the whole city a month actively preparing for the holidays. Tree once again has the record for altitude – as much as 26 m. the main Theme of the Christmas town was Yavoriv toy, and the traditional fair has added a decent theme Park with a 16-metre Ferris wheel.

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