Jews have been living in Kiev almost from the moment of its foundation. The first document mentioning Kiev was the 10th century letter written in Hebrew. And in the 15th century, so many Jewish sages lived there that the saying “Teaching comes from Kiev” appeared.
Those times left no traces, but many architectural sights of modern Kiev appeared thanks to Jewish patrons and architects in the 19th century.
Nowadays, Kiev houses three active synagogues, and the Jewish Community Center. Moreover, the first post-Soviet memorial center of the Holocaust will start its work at the place of the tragedy in Babi Yar ravine in 2021.