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National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv

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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Iconic and next to park it could do with a lick of paint has some of the red paint is now pink maybe lack of funds I guess

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

The uni is Where everyone wants to study the uni is red to depict the blood in bad times in Its history the paint They use cant be That Good as most Has turned pink except in the main entry... beautiful building still very icinic...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PopeDaveThe1st
Reviewed November 1, 2017

I recently bought a book from Amazon called "Flight to Freedom" by Asjas Obed. It is a story about Anatolij, a Ukrainian boy who grew up in Ukraine during WWII. It really gave me an overall view about Ukraine and it's history, and what would...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Sonia C
Reviewed August 4, 2017

beautiful building with interesting/tragic history. It's painted this sticking color to remember students who were brutally slain after a peaceful rebellion....not uncommon theme in Ukrainian history. Best appreciated view from the park across the street. Park is worth a lovely stroll through as well.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

It's a university, nothing special in that regard. The main building is dark red, and impossible to miss. Parts of the interior are very nice looking.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

Surely the most well known Ukrainian University in Europe. University walls are red, because of a tragic story: Many students have been murdered during WW2 and after this executions, the university walls turned red. After the walls were symbolicly painted red to remember the students...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is just a building. Nothing special. But the color used on it and the way it contrasts with the blue sky is excellent. You just have to see it to appreciate it.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The main university building has very unusual color as for a building - dark red. It is beautiful and impressive, followed by many legends starting from students' blood in a fight for country's independence, finishing of a shame color due to results in their studies....More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Maryna L
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Major university of the Kiev, always has a high reputation among the students, a beautiful building with a beautiful park near

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Влад С
Reviewed May 7, 2015

Other reviews state nothing special to draw you to this and not come especially for this. I disagree. The colour itself and the imposing nature of the building are a sufficient draw if you are in the area. It looks spectacular at sunset. Combine a...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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