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Taras Shevchenko Monument, 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. Taras Shevchenko himself, banned from educational activities for political reasons, has worked for the Kyiv University as a field researcher.
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  • Almost 100 years of Taras Shevchenko monument stands in the center of the Park, which also bears his name! It is always crowded: a bevy of National University students occupy green lawns, children played on swings or paint pictures, seniors walking or taking water from b'juveta. A separate corner of the Park occupy lovers play chess, Backgammon and dominoes! To the foot of the monument to lay flowers during national holidays and the great poet's birthday!
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  • University of Kiev and has stood in the Park across the street is on the opposite side. Ukraine has become the Park name poet Taras Shevchenko statue is. Located at the entrance of the Park, so quite a large statue standing out.
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  • Wonderful place, was there around New Year's Eve as well as the summer, the Shevchenko University is right next to the park across the street!) Many beautiful stalls of shops were available during the...  more »
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  • Really a good university, starting from the colour! Red !, It is awesome at night with the lights, inside, the interior is ancient design, you can subscribe to learn the ukrainian or russian language for a symbolic price, there are nice employees inside, really, it is a good place for students or tourists !
  • 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.
  • Beautiful architecture, good decorations inside main building.