The capital and largest city of Ukraine, in the north-central part of the country on the Dnieper River. Founded in the fifth century, it became the capital of Kievan Russia in the ninth century. Invaded by the Mongols in 1240, Kiev passed to Lithuania in the 14th century, became part of the Russian empire in 1686, and was ceded to the USSR in 1920.x
- Alternative form of Kiev.
- White Church), a town of Russia, in the government of Kiev, 32 m.
- In 1550 a castle was built here by the prince of Kiev, and various privileges were bestowed upon the inhabitants.
- 988) settled at Kiev, and his province was part of the patriarchate of Constantinople, and appeals lay to Constantinople.
- In 1069 he succeeded in placing Izaslaus on the throne of Kiev, thereby confirming Poland's overlordship over Russia and enabling Boleslaus to chastise his other enemies, Bohemia among them, with the co-operation of his Russian auxiliaries.
- A second successful expedition to Kiev to reinstate his protege Izaslaus, is Boleslaus's last recorded exploit.