What’s New in Kiev
June 2017

Fountains on Maidan

Photo provided by the Press-service of Kiev City State Administration

On May 1st, 2017, the Kiev City Council was proud to present a new light and music water fountain complex on Maidan Nezalezhnosti whose water jets rose up to 35 meters high!

The fountains will run every day except Monday from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. until September 30th, 2017. The backlight will turn on daily after dark whereas light music performances will be held twice a week on Friday and Saturday in the evening.

For three years the Kiev Fountains on Maidan Nezalezhnosti were still; During their reconstruction, new networks were set and granite elements changed along with the installation of an automatic audio system.

Velodrome was Opened after Reconstruction

Photo provided by @velodrome.kiev

On May 20, the Mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, officially opened the Kyiv Velodrome in 58 Bogdana Khmelnytskogo Str. (Kiev city center) after nearly 10 years of reconstruction! Built in 1912, it is one of the oldest bicycle tracks in Europe. Here you can find spaces for cycling under the open sky, a variety of gyms, boxes for storing your bike, underground parking, and cafeteria.

At the opening celebration, there was a magnificent laser-light show, a 3D video installation, colorful circus performances with the participation of professional acrobats, dancers, mimes, and singers. The real culmination of the event – a large-scale dance flashmob accompanied by famous music hits that was an amazing way to relaunch Kyiv Velodrome!

One SIM card for 229 countries!

International telecom company Drimsim is launching a SIM card in the Ukraine that can work in 229 countries worldwide! The card costs EUR 10 with an average price of 1-2 euro cents for 1 megabyte and around 35 euro cents for 1 minute of GSM conversation.
The SIM card operates via a smartphone app available for Android and iOS devices. Through the mobile application, you can check each country’s mobile tariffs, remaining cash on your sim card as well as get online support 24 hours a day.