As many cities Kyiv has a legend about it foundation. According to this legend Kyiv was founded by three brothers – Kyi, Shchek and Khoryv . From the name of the elder brother Kyi came Kyiv. Start from the 9th century Kyiv was possessed by the Viking princes Igor and Oleg from the Ruryk dynasty.
Kyiv was found on one of the Kyiv hills called Starokyyivska Hora. Now this place is reconstructed by Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko and is a comfortable place to visit. Nearby you can find famous souvenir market Andriyivskyy Descent
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