Kiev is the capital and largest city in Ukraine, situated on the banks of the Dnieper River. It is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe and is a business, financial and cultural hub. The city's most famous sites are St Sophia Cathedral and Kiev Pechersk Lavra (the Monastery of Caves). Certainly one of the most visible sights in the city is the statue of Mother of the Motherland, standing 102m tall and weighing over 500 tonnes. The statue was officially unveiled in 1981 by Leonid Brezhnev, then President of the Soviet Union. Exploring further afield is easy with your hire car and will give you the chance to see the picturesque foothills in which the city sits and Ukraine's dense forests. Car hire from Sixt is the ideal way to see this historical and enthralling city!