Crimea to Kyiv, Incredible Ukraine
Presented by Pritam Rohila
In Ukraine, we first headed to the Crimean Peninsula, before it was forcibly annexed to Russia in 2014. There we visited Salem’s Sister City of Simferopol and the most popular of the Crimean resort of Yalta, where at the end of WWII, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, met to divide among themselves their European conquests. Then we flew to Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine’s capital and largest city. There we enjoyed the city’s sights, including the Golden Gates, Saint Sophia Cathedral, St. Michael's Monastery, St. Andrew Church, the Independence Square, and the River Dnieper Embankment, which has a monument to the legendary Founders of Kyiv – brothers Kyi, Shchek and Khoryv and their sister Lybid - and the nearby Tree of Wishes, which is frequented by newly-married couples.