Kyiv Around ALMA School: Maidan Nezalezhnosti
Here is the most recognizable place in Ukraine.
It has long been the center of the country's political life. However, until the end of the Xth century it used to be a bog! Only around XVIII century houses and a square were built here. It was then called "Khreshchatik Square".
The square became "Maidan Nezalezhnosti" (Independence Square) in 1990, not long before the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine in 1991.