The monument Chasing Two Hares is a popular monument dedicated to the famous movie characters. It is located near the St. Andrew's Church where one of the most famous scenes of the film took place. Chasing Two Hares (Ukrainian: Za dvoma zaytsiamy) is a Soviet comedy film directed by Viktor Ivanov based on the play by Mykhailo Starytsky. This Soviet movie filmed in 1961 is considered a symbol of Soviet and Ukrainian cinema of that time. The whole film is saturated with the Kyiv atmosphere,...
The monument to Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky, located in the heart of Kyiv, in front of St. Sophia’s Cathedral, is one of the most famous monuments of Ukraine’s capital. It was erected in honor of Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky, who entered the history of Ukraine as an outstanding commander and statesman. He was a true national hero who led the rebellion of the Ukrainian people against the Polish nobility and wanted to see Ukraine independent.
The Motherland Monument is the highest monument in Kyiv. It is erected on one of Kyiv’s highest spots on the right bank of the Dnieper and can be observed from any part of the city. This is one of the most popular landmarks of Ukraine’s capital. The monument is part of the "National Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945", dedicated to Victory Day in World War II.
A memorial bust of French writer Honore de Balza, author of La Comédie Humaine (“The Human Comedy”), has been recently opened in Kyiv on the occasion of the literary artist's 220th birthday. Also, a large Balzac Fest festival is held in Ukraine to promote Balzac's work and deepen Franco-Ukrainian cultural ties.
On Saturday, August 31, a monument to Ihor Sikorsky was officially opened in Kyiv. This world famous aircraft designer and creator of the helicopters was born in Kyiv in 1889. In May 1909, he began designing his first helicopter, which he tested in July 1909. After immigrating to the United States in 1919, Sikorsky founded the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in 1923, and developed the first of Pan American Airways' ocean-conquering flying boats in the 1930s.