Hrushevsky Street (Kiev)

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Mykhailo Hrushevsky Street
Вулиця Михайла Грушевського
Mykhaila Hrushevskoho street in Kyiv.jpg
Hrushevsky street near Mariinsky Park (2011)
Former name(s)
Length 1,540 m (5,050 ft)
Location Pechersk Raion, Kyiv, Ukraine
south end Ploshcha Arsenalna (Arsenal Square)
north end Ploshcha Yevropeiska (European Square)

Mykhailo Hrushevsky Street or simply Hrushevsky Street[2][3][4] (Ukrainian: вулиця Михайла Грушевського, vulytsia Mykhaila Hrushevskoho) is a street in central Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

Named after Ukrainian academician, politician, historian, and statesman Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, it is located in the government quarter Lypky neighborhood of the Pechersk Raion. It houses the Supreme Council Building, Government Building and the Parliamentary Library. It is adjacent to Mariinsky Park which contains Constitution Square.

The street acts as a border between the Pechersk and Lypky neighborhoods. At the European Square this street connects to Old Kyiv. There is a noticeable ascend that starts at the European Square and continues on all the way to intersection with Garden Street next to the Government Building.

History[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2014 Hrushevskoho Street riots.

The street was established sometime in 1810s as part of bigger Alexander Street which included such modern streets like Sahaidachny Street, Volodymyr Descent, Museum Lane. The street was established along an old Ruthenian path called "Ivanivsky Road." After the return of the Soviets to Kyiv in 1919, the whole Alexander Street was renamed as Revolution street. After transfer of capital from Kharkiv to Kyiv in 1934, the street was split and the today's Hrushevsky portion was renamed as Kirov Street.

It is one of the main sites of the Euromaidan protests in 2014.[5]

Connecting streets[edit]

  • Peter's Alley
  • Museum Lane
  • Serf's Lane (Kriposny provulok)
  • Garden Street
  • Silken Street
  • Linden Street
  • Constitution Square (pedestrian plaza)

Attractions[edit]

Stadium colonnade entrance at corner of Hrushevsky Street and Peter's Alley

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Research institutions and museums[edit]

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