Yak tebe ne lyubyty, Kyieve miy!

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Commemorative coin with a face of Dmytro Lutsenko and name of his poem
Memorial plaque of Ihor Shamo in Kiev with his notes to the song

Yak tebe ne lyubyty, Kyieve miy! (Ukrainian: Як тебе не любити, Києве мій!) is a lyrical song of Kyiv composer Ihor Shamo and lyrics by poet Dmytro Lutsenko. At first the song was performed in 1962 in duet by Yuriy Gulyayev and Kostiantyn Ohnyevyi who at that time performed at Kyiv Opera Theatre.

After over half a century later, in 2014 the song became official anthem of Kyiv city.[1]

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