Hrushevsky Street (Kyiv)

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Mykhailo Hrushevskyi Street or simply Hrushevskyi Street[2][3][4] (Ukrainian: вулиця Михайла Грушевського, romanizedvulytsia Mykhaila Hrushevskoho) is a street in central Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

Mykhailo Hrushevskyi Street
Вулиця Михайла Грушевського
Mykhaila Hrushevskoho street in Kyiv.jpg
Hrushevskyi street near Mariinskyi Park (2011)
Former name(s)1919–1934: Revolution st.

1934–1991: Serhii Kirov st.

1941–1943: I. Mazepa st.[1]
Length1,540 m (5,050 ft)
LocationPecherskyi District,
Kyiv,  Ukraine
south endArsenal Square
north endEuropean Square

The street is named after Ukrainian academician, politician, historian, and statesman Mykhailo Hrushevsky. Hrushevsky wrote his first academic book on the history of Bar, Ukraine, titled Bar Starostvo: Historical Notes: XV-XVIII. [5]

Mykhailo Hrushevskyi Street is located in the government quarter Lypky neighborhood of the Pecherskyi District. It houses the Supreme Council Building, Government Building and the Parliamentary Library. It is adjacent to Mariinskyi Park which contains Constitution Square.

The street acts as a border between the Pechersk and Lypky neighborhoods. At the European Square this street connects to Old Kyiv. There is a noticeable ascend that starts at the European Square and continues on all the way to the intersection with Garden Street next to the Government Building.


The street was established sometime in the 1810s as part of bigger Alexander Street which included such modern streets as Sahaidachny Street, Volodymyr Descent, Museum Lane. The street was established along an old Ruthenian path called "Ivanivsky Road". After the return of the Soviets to Kyiv in 1919, the whole Alexander Street was renamed Revolution street. After the transfer of capital from Kharkiv to Kyiv in 1934, the street was split and today's Hrushevskyi portion was renamed as Kirov Street.

It is one of the main sites of the Euromaidan protests in 2014.[6]

Connecting streetsEdit

  • Peter's Alley
  • Museum Lane
  • Serf's Lane (Kriposny provulok)
  • Garden Street
  • Silken Street
  • Linden Street
  • Constitution Square (pedestrian plaza)


Stadium colonnade entrance at corner of Hrushevskyi Street and Peter's Alley


Research institutions and museumsEdit

Government institutionsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Kudrytskyi, A. V. (1982). Kyiv, A Historical Overview (in Ukrainian). Kyiv: Ukrainian Soviet Encyclopedia.
  • Savchuk, Galina (1996). The Streets of Kyiv. Kyiv.


  1. ^ Вулиці і площі Києва в часи німецької та російської окупації [Streets and squares of Kyiv in times of Soviet and German occupations]. ОУН-УПА (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 9 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Kiev: The Story of Hrushevsky Street". The Fifth Floor. BBC. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Police Attempts to Dismantle Barricade on Kyiv's Hrushevsky Street". Kyiv Post. Interfax-Ukraine. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  4. ^ Englund, Will (22 January 2014). "Ukrainian President, Opposition Leaders in Talks After Violent Clashes Escalate". The Washington Post. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  5. ^ Hrushevsky, Mykhailo (Михайло Грушевський) (1996). Barsʹke starostvo: Istorychni narysy (XV-XVIII st.) Барське староство: Історичні нариси (XV–XVIII ст.) [Bar Starostvo: Historical Notes (XV-XVIII, St.)]. L'viv: In-t ukrayinsʹkoyi arkheohrafiyi ta dzhereloznavstva im. M.S. Hrushevsʹkoho. ISBN 5-12-004335-6.
  6. ^ "15 Journalists Injured in Clashes on Hrushevskoho Street". Interfax-Ukraine. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  7. ^ (in Ukrainian) Minkult allowed the dismantling of monuments to Chkalov and Vatutin in Kyiv: the first is already being demolished, Ukrainska Pravda (8 February 2023)
    (in Ukrainian) Mariinsky Park without Vatutin. The monument to the Soviet general was finally demolished, Ukrainska Pravda – Zhyttia (9 February 2023)

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