Olha Martynyuk

Sacred Hills and Commercial Downtown:
Ethnic Meanings of Urban Spaces in Late Imperial Kiev

The division between the Uptown and the Downtown in Kiev was already apparent from the first written records about the city. The natural landscape, with its stark differences in elevation, determined inner demarcations. The Uptown, often referred simply as hills (‘pahorby’), is a chain of plateaus grooved by ravines and valleys forming three main uplands …
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