Kiev

Originally the capital city of Russia and crossroads of a great trade between Scandinavia, Middle Europe and the Orient. The story of Kiev, its princes, its Orthodox churches and monasteries, is given in RUSSKA's 'The River'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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