Kyiv (Ukrainian: Київ) or Kiev (Russian: Киев) is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. It is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, and its importance has waxed and waned over the course of history.

Kiev in "Drang von Osten"[]

Kiev was an important strategic point for the German-led coalition that was fighting the Chinese invasion of Russia in the 2040s. When the Germans passed through in 2041, they were met with cheers from the population. After the German line was broken in 2043, the city was noticeably subdued as coalition troops retreated through the city.[1]

Kiev in The Hot War[]

On 4 March 1951, the United States destroyed Kiev with an atomic bomb in response to the Soviet Union's successful attacks on several U.S. cities on 2 March.[2]

The Soviet government began using zeks to rebuild Kiev shortly after the bombing. They were at work in October, 1952.[3]

Kiev in "Slue-Foot Sue and the Witch in the Woods"[]

Slue-foot Sue took the enchanted Prince Dmitri Romanov to Kiev after rescuing him from Baba Yaga.

Kiev in Southern Victory[]

Kiev became the capital city of the Ukraine after the Great War. In 1943, German forces successfully defended Kiev against a Russian assault.[4]

Kiev in Worldwar[]

German forces had overrun Kiev in the months prior to the Race Invasion in 1942. The Race quickly forced the Germans back out of Kiev, taking it themselves. The 56th Emperor Jossano was destroyed near Kiev. German operative Otto Skorzeny led an joint German-Soviet expedition to retrieve plutonium from the crashsite.[5]

Kiev remained in the Race's hands until the Peace of Cairo in 1944.[6]

Ludmila Gorbunova was from Kiev.[7]


  1. See, e.g., We Install and Other Stories, loc 417-813, ebook.
  2. Bombs Away, pg. 162, ebook.
  3. Armistice, pg. 353, ebook.
  4. The Grapple, pg. 566, pb.
  5. In the Balance, pgs. 203-205, pb.
  6. Striking the Balance, pg. 489, generally, pb.
  7. In the Balance, pg. 16, pb.