Back From The USSR

I. Nicholas Labenskyj






We arrived in Kiev on December 28, 1990 from Morristown, New Jersey, USA. This was back in the days of Perestroika and before Ukraine gained its independence from Moscow, in 1991. We lived in both Kiev and Odessa, Ukraine. After 20 years in the Workers' Paradise we returned to the United States of America, and are living in Pflugerville, Texas.

Kiev has a plethora of museums, theatres, opera houses, historical buildings and gardens are to be found, laid out on either side of the picturesque Dnieper River. The western bank is home to the older part of the city and was, pre-urbanisation, characterised by its forested hills, as well as steep ravines and winding rivers, which serve as ice-rinks in winter. Watched over by a statue of the historic protector of Kiev, Michael Archangel, the city also boasts a successful blend of the old and the new. Modern buildings nestle against historical gems and cultural wonders rub shoulders with trendy, buzzing nightclubs, bars and restaurants. 

With a skyline defined by the golden domes of numerous churches and monasteries, the streets of Kiev, one of Europe’s oldest cities, exude a sense of permanence. It has stood here for centuries, its fortunes rising and falling, but today Kiev exists as a striking modern city which preserves its past, to the delight and more interest of visitors. On holiday in Kiev visitors cannot ignore history, but also revel in the many attractions of this cultural city of charm. Kiev is blessed with some of the most beautiful, sexy, charming women in the universe. Any red-blooded single male, will feel that he is in paradise.

We launched the English-language Kiev Ukraine City Guide in 2004, to help stimulate tourism to this European capital. Today, the site along with our Kiev Ukraine News Blog, receives between 90,000 and 200,000 visitors a month. You can write to me at




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Kiev (Kyiv) is one of the more beautiful cities in Europe. Founded 1500 years ago, Kiev is the bustling capital of newly independent Ukraine.

This city, with a population of 3 million people, is distinguished for its rich architecture and cultural life. 

A visitor to Kiev cannot help but to notice its women. The ladies of Kiev, at AnastasiaDate, are some of the most beautiful, friendly, sexy women on the planet. Click on one of the above banners.  Click here to See Kiev City Slide Presentation 

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