Kiev

Originally the capital city of Russia and crossroads of a great trade between Scandinavia, Middle Europe and the Orient. The story of Kiev, its princes, its Orthodox churches and monasteries, is given in RUSSKA's 'The River'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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