As jurors gather across Europe to decide the winners of the 2020 Promax Europe Awards, Daily Brief is highlighting the cities where these juries are taking place.
This year’s second jury is meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine. Check out the full finalists’ list here and read on to learn some fun facts about Ukraine’s capital, which has been mentioned frequently in U.S. news in recent months.
Historical Fact: Legend holds that three brothers, Kyi, Shchek and Khoryv, founded the city that bears the eldest brother’s name, Kyi.
How many people live there? 2,988,000. Kiev is Ukraine’s capital and largest city.
Where is it located? Kiev is divided by the Dnieper River in north-central Ukraine.
Tourist trap: Chernobyl, where tourists can tour the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster.
Local hangout: Podil
Pop-culture tidbit: Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, who’s been in the U.S. media quite a bit around impeachment, was first an actor, comedian and producer. He starred in a show, Servant of the People, in which he played the president of Ukraine.
Favorite foods: Borscht (beet soup); Varenyky (filled dumplings)
Favorite beverages: Horilka (distilled liquor much like vodka); kissel (starch-thickened fruit juice, often cherry)
Promax Europe jury host? StarLight Media
Winners of this year’s 2020 Promax Europe Awards will be announced live from Madrid on 17 March.