5 Facts About Kiev

1. In 1934, having growing in influence, Kiev was made capital.

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2. In May 1920, during the Russo-Polish War Kiev was briefly captured by the Polish Army but they were driven out by the Red Army.

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3. The average monthly net salary in Kiev reached €34 as of August 2018.

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4. In 2005 Kiev hosted the 50th annual Eurovision Song Contest and in 2017 the 62nd annual Eurovision Song Contest.

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5. At least during the 8th and 9th centuries Kiev functioned as an outpost of the Khazar empire.

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