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Kyiv (also known as Kiev), a scenic city of close to 3 million people situated on the Dnipro River,
is the bustling capital of Ukraine. Ancient Kievan Rus, which reached its greatest period of ascendancy
during the 11th and 12th centuries, was a center of trade routes between the Baltic and the Mediterranean.
The city of Kyiv and the power of Kievan Rus were destroyed in 1240 by Mongol invaders and the lands of
Kievan Rus were divided into principalities located to the west and north: Galicia, Volynia, Muscovy and
later, Poland, Lithuania, and Russia.