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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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  • 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 »
  • This statue is cool. But nothing really special. It is located in a nice park. So there is no need to make a special trip just to see it.  more »
  • Nothing special at least for locals :) - but worth visiting as is located inside nice central park in front of beautiful building of Taras Shevchenko University  more »
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  • The main building of probably the best university in Ukraine. Looks already cool during the daytime, but nighttime illumination makes it really awesome. There's also a beautiful courtyard and amazing Taras Shevchenko park just across the street.
  • The main building is a very intense red. The interior is pretty.
  • 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.