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English citations of Kiev, Kyiv, Kievan, and Kyivan

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  • 1651, Mercurius Politicus, (July 3–10), p 907:
    From Stetin in Pomerania, 8. June. ¶ They write that the Cosacks have met some part of the Polish Forces coming from Lublin and Qarnikow, that were marching to the Kings Army, whom they engaged and routed : But on the other side, that Prince Ratziwil, from Littaw, is falne into the Cosacks Countrey, called Ukrain [sic], and hath taken the chief City thereof, called Kiow : But hereof is no certainty.
  • 1729, Thomas Consett translator, The Present State and Regulations of the Church of Russia: Eſtabliſh’d by the Late Tſar’s Royal Edict, London: S. Holt , p vi:
    In Obedience to this Command the Ruſſes flock’d in from all Parts to Kioff, and were baptiz’d by the aforeſaid Biſhop, in the Nieper.
  • 1737, A New Geographical Dictionary, London: D. Midwinter:
    [s.v. Kiovia] KIOVIA, or KIOW, a C. of Red Russia in Poland, in the Pal. of Kiow or Lo. Volhinia, on the R. Boristhenes, about 60 Lea. fr. Lusuc to the E. & about 150 E. of Cracow & Warsaw.
    KIOW, or KIOVIA PALATINATE : V. Volhinia.
  • 1746, Thomas Salmon, The Modern Gazetteer: Or, a Short View of the Several Nations of the World (1st ed), London: S. and E. Ballard:
    [s.v. Kiof] Kiof, or Kiow, E. lon. 30. 30. lat. 51. the capital city of the Ruſſian Ukrain, ſit. on the river Nieper, on the frontiers of Poland.
  • 1919, Aleš Hrdlička, “The Races of Russia,” Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, v 69, n 11 (publication 2532), Washington: Smithsonian Institution, p 12:
    The exodus from Kievan Rus took two different directions, and flowed in two different streams.
  • 1937, American Bee Journal, vv 77–78, p 32:
    And in other caravans honey and wax moved out of the town of Kyiv, going to the Russian city of Moscow and the Turkish city of Constantinople.
  • 1952, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, January 6, 1952.
    The inconsistent Russian "thought police" are harassing Ukrainian writers. Recently the top men in literature and music were examined in Kyiv by a plenum of the leads of the Union of Soviet Composers of the Ukraine. "Idological perversions" were purged from their works.
  • 1952, Ukrainian Observer v 4, Ukrainian Publishers, p 14:
    These bourgeois historians attempted to prove that the Kyiv state, with its high level of culture, belonged exclusively to the history of the Ukrainian people . . . Both volumes of the “History of Ancient Russ” give a convincing picture of the unity and common Russian character of the culture of the Kyiv State.
  • 1974, “Second Ukrainian Week Promotes Culture and Fun”, Winnipeg Free Press, January 26, 1974.
    Miss Kyiv (Kiev) will be crowned at the Independence Ball and will represent the Ukrainian community of Winnipeg at Folklorama 74.
  • 1975, Ukrainian Review, v 23, London: Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, p 347:
    [...] Council when for a short period of time the unity of the Churches was restored again, the participation of our Church, represented by the Kyivan Metropolitan Cardinal Isidore, was decisive. When this Union (due to Muscovite Church intrigue) failed to last in Ukraine, a new Union was realised at the Brest Synod now only of the Kyivan (Ukrainian) metropolitanate in 1506.
  • 1976, Nicholas L. Chirovsky, On the Historical Beginnings of Eastern Slavic Europe: Readings, New York: Shevchenko Scientific Society, p 3:
    Yet contemporary scholarship looks for a generic connection and cannot by any means links the “Kyivan era” to the “Vladimirian era,” improperly called so, as subsequent stages of the same political and cultural process of development. We know that the Kyivan state, its laws and civilization, were the creation of one nationality, the Ukrainian-Rusʼian one, while the Vladimirian-Muscovite principality was the creation of another people — the Russian nationality.
  • 1982, Ukraine and the Ukrainians: A Collection of Selected Articles, London: Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, p 51:
    The Suzdal principality, as the Tsardom of Moscow later on, was neither the successor nor the inheritor of the Kyivan Kingdom of Rusʹ.
  • 2000, “Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Closes: Site of 1986 Disaster”, in The National Post, December 16, 2000.
    Nine years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Chernobyl's last functioning reactor was extinguished yesterday in a celebrity-studded ceremony that saw 2,000 specially invited guests crowd into Kyiv's glitzy concert hall, the Palace of Ukraine, to watch Leonid Kuchma, Ukraine's President, preside via television over the plant's final shutdown.
  • 2000, Fred Weir, “Kiev or Kyiv: Language an Issue in Ukraine”, in The Christian Science Monitor, June 28, 2000.
    A stroll down the main street in the capital, Kyiv – the spelling the Ukrainian government prefers to the familiar, Russianized “Kiev” – seems to confirm his complaint.
    "Language was never an issue in Ukraine," says Anatoly Grytsenko, director of the Center for Economic and Political Studies in Kyiv.
  • 2001, Richard Stone, “Nuclear Radiation: Dealing with a Slumbering Hulk”, in Science, April 20, 2001.
    "The sarcophagus is unstable," says Viktor Baryakhtar, director of the Institute of Magnetism in Kyiv.
  • 2007, Serhy Yekelchyk, Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation. Oxford University Press.
    3: The events in Kyiv were one of the most televised revolutions in history.
    18: The ensuing unification of the Eastern Slavs under Varangian rule led to the creation of Kyivan Rus, a state from which the present-day Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia all trace their history of statehood.
    25: However, a revisionist Ukrainian scholar has argued recently that the Ruthenian princely and noble families continued functioning as a nationl elite until the early seventeenth century, thus ensuring the continuity of indigenous social and cultural structures between Kyivan times and the Cossack period.
    136: In September, the Panzer army of Heinz Guderian helped to encircle five Soviet armies around Kyiv.