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Kyiv Around ALMA School: Monument to the Founders of Kyiv

Legend has it that our beautiful city was founded by three brothers: Kyi, Shchek and Horyv. And named apparently after only one of them. They had a sister called Lybid' (Swan). So sad was she, that she had literally cried a river, known now as the Lybid' River (incidentally, somewhere near…

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Kyiv Around ALMA School: PinchukArtCentre

Are you a fan of modern art? Then you will appreciate this ALMA Neighbour. PinchukArtCentre opened in Kyiv in 2006 right near Bessarabska Square. It is a haven for modern artists both in Ukraine and around the world. The gallery takes up 6 floors and the entry is free of charge. As if that wasn't…

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ALMA Cups for our UAF Group!

Here is our lovely Ukrainian-as-foreign group: Bas from the Netherlands, Kjersti from Norway and Lucia from Italy, with their beaming teacher Maria. It has been proven time and time again: learning languages together is fun! Our little group is no exception. And it only helps that every member is…

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Kyiv Around ALMA School: "Mad Dog" Restaurant

Congratulations on 'it's spring at last', dear locals and visitors of Kyiv! Let us celebrate by forgetting that boring beach-body preparation routine and checking out another gastronomical wonder of the Lypky neighbourhood. "Шалений Пес" (Mad Dog) is a unique place in Kyiv that specializ…

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Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine

This one is a little outside ALMA neighbourhood, but so beloved by music video makers, that it may well become one of the most recognizable places in Kiev. The Vernadskyj Library near Demiivska metro station was built in the 80-s and is one of the largest libraries in the world, not to mention, the…

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