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Address: Volodymyrska vul. 60, Kiev 01601, Ukraine
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The best education complex

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 22, 2016
Atilla K
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Kyiv, null, Ukraine
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Kyiv, null, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 who gave their lives.

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. Just in front of the building is lying a beautiful park with many funny looking... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 visit here with a beer in one of the nearby cafes in the park and... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2015

There is nothing else to really draw you to this building other than its interesting red colour. Facing Taras Shevchenko Park (and the large monument to the poet), it is worth a look if you are passing (or near; its quite close to The Golden Gate and National Ballet building). No need to make a special effort to visit.

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2015

This building is nothing really special. I did think the color was interesting though. And it kind of permeated in the sunlight. It's OK to see if your in the area. But I wouldn't go downtown specifically just for this.

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Chester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

My parents wanted me to visit Ukraine, their homeland. I speak, read and write Ukrainian and studied its history and culture, so for me it was a unique and memorable trip-I was 21 and visited relatives from both sides in Lviv, Western Ukraine. Lviv is an old city, with historical buildings and beautiful parks-in fact, Ukrainians have a green thumb,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

This should be a sister school to Arizona State - the red and yellow paint scheme of the building matches the Sun Devil colors.

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Braganca, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is just a red building in front of Taras Shevchenko's wonderfull park. The color is distinctive, but you cant guess what the building is without asking around.

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