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National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Kiev

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Taras Shevchenko University or officially the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, colloquially known in Ukrainian as KNU is located in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. It is the third oldest university in Ukraine after the University of Lviv and University of Kharkiv. Currently, its structure consists of fifteen faculties and five institutes. It was founded in 1834 as the Kiev Imperial University of Saint Vladimir, and since then it has changed its name several times. During the Soviet Union era, Taras Shevchenko University was one of the top-three universities in the USSR, along with Moscow State University and Leningrad State University. It is ranked as the best university in Ukraine in many rankings . Throughout history, the university has produced many famous alumni including Nikolay Bunge, Mykhailo Drahomanov, Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, Nikolai Berdyaev, Mikhail Bulgakov, Viacheslav Chornovil, Leonid Kravchuk, and many others.
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  • When you are walking along the Vladimir Street Sophia Cathedral, Golden Gates, national theatre. In a bright red building thought unusual for University. It was on the opposite side with the name of Taras Shevchenko Park.
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  • There are a lot of attractions in the vicinity of the University objectives for Bonnie breezed excessively inside the University. South Korea taken into general high school size. Still, the top-ranked University in Ukraine. One unusual point inside the Red University building, one says
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  • Very nice University, I love the unusual color of the building. It is possible to go inside in the lobby to take pictures, I recommend you go see stained glass inside. Apart from that, nothing special.
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  • Monumental outside, usual inside. Soviet-like corridors and lecture rooms. Guards check for student passes at the entrance. Dean is usually absent. Overall impression — better than in other Uni.
  • You can buy any diploma you like for a couple grand.
  • Cool looking red colored University building.
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  • Beautiful architecture, good decorations inside main building.