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23 December 2023, 19:53

Snow-covered Kyiv in photos from 1918

Snow-covered Kyiv in photos from 1918
At the beginning of 1918, Kyiv was going through a period of great transformations. These unique pictures captured the atmosphere of the city, which felt the influence of a great historical event - the Peace of Brest, concluded between the Ukrainian People's Republic on the one hand and the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire and the Bulgarian Empire on the other.

The author of these pictures is probably a soldier of the army of the German or Austro-Hungarian empires. This is indicated by the signatures made in contemporary German.
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
One of the main features of Kyiv at that time was the presence of German and Austrian soldiers on the streets. Photographs captured these young men dressed in military uniforms.

Changes in the architectural form of the city are also taking place. Against the background of familiar buildings and streets, traces of the military presence can be seen. The interweaving of the traditional architecture of Kyiv with temporary structures is observed.
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photos also allow us to see changes in the emotional state of the local population. If in some shots you can see a certain curiosity or uncertainty in the form of passers-by, then in others there are traces of indignation or dissatisfaction in the faces of the people of Kyiv. It is here that an important moment in history is clearly reflected, when the city passed from one stage of its development to another.

The mentioned photographs can also serve as an important source for understanding the socio-economic and political context of Kyiv at the beginning of 1918. They witnessed an important period for Ukraine, when the country entered a new stage of its historical development, being influenced by external forces and passing from one political regime to another.

However, if you omit all socio-political transformations, you can simply enjoy the beauty of the snowy city.
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photographs taken by a German or Austrian photographer not only captured the moments of Kyiv's transformation at the beginning of 1918, but also preserved for us a unique view of that time and the atmosphere of these important historical events.
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Photo source: istpravda.com.ua
Source: istpravda.com.ua

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