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Coordinates: 50°26′47″N 30°31′16″E / 50.44639°N 30.52111°E / 50.44639; 30.52111

Kyiv City Council

Київська міська рада
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Coat of arms
Vitali Klitschko[1], Solidarity
since 5 June 2014
Oleksiy Reznikov[2], Solidarity[3]
since 19 June 2014
Political groups
Last election
Meeting place
City Council and State Administration building, Kiev, Ukraine
The Kiev City Council building, on Khreshchatyk street.

Kiev City Council (Ukrainian: Київська міська рада – Kyivs'ka mis'ka rada), also known as Kyivrada (Ukrainian: Київрада), is the city council of Kiev municipality, the highest representative body of the city community. The members of city council are directly elected by Kievans and the council is chaired by the Mayor of Kiev (who is also directly elected in a separate election independent of the council election) or the City Council Secretary (elected among the council members). The deputies are elected for five-year terms.[6]

The council meets in a 1950s City Council building constructed in neo-classical Stalinist architectural style on Khreschatyk, the city's main street.

The most recent Kiev local election (including Mayoral elections) took place on 25 October 2015.[7][8]



Empress of Russia Catherine the Great's municipal reform created Kiev's city council in 1870.[9]

In its 1871 first municipal elections just under 6,000 of Kiev's 70,500 inhabitants were qualified to vote.[10]

The first post-Soviet democratic elections of the Kiev City Council took place on 4 March 1990.[11]

The first ceremonial raising of the yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flag in modern times took place on 24 July 1990 at the flagstaff of the City Council, two years before the flag was officially adopted as the National flag of the Ukrainian state (1992).[12] 24 July was later marked as National Flag Day in Kiev (only).[12] Beginning with 2004, 23 August is celebrated as the Day of the National Flag (in all Ukraine).[13][12]

During the Euromaidan-protest from 1 December 2013 till 16 February 2014 Kiev's Town Hall was occupied by protesters; this forced the City Council to meet in the Solomianka Raion state administration building instead.[14][15]


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  1. ^ Vitali Klitschko sworn in as Kiev mayor, Interfax-Ukraine (5 June 2014)
  2. ^ Oleksiy Reznikov elected as Kiev City Council Secretary, Interfax-Ukraine (19 June 2014)
  3. ^ (in Ukrainian) The Secretary of the Council have chosen a partner of the defender of Tymoshenko, Espreso TV (19 June 2014)
  4. ^ a b "Колишні "самопомічівці" створили в Київраді свою групу".
  5. ^ Kiev local elections. Central Electoral Commission.
  6. ^ Mahera: Elections in Kiev may be held in May-June Archived 2013-09-02 at the Wayback Machine, forUm (13 February 2013)
    Yefremov: Kiev mayoral election may be held before parliamentary elections[dead link], Kiev Post (27 February 2012)
  7. ^ "With 100% of ballots counted, Klitschko, Bereza to stand in Kiev mayoral election runoff". Interfax-Ukraine.
  8. ^ "До Київради проходять п'ять партій". Українська правда.
  9. ^ "Kiev".
  10. ^ "Children of Rus'".
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2014-06-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ a b c (in Ukrainian) Україна відзначає День Державного прапора On Tuesday, August 23, all of Ukraine celebrates National Flag Day. Measures to raise the national flag are planned throughout the country., 1+1 (23 August 2011)
  13. ^ Ukraine celebrates National Flag Day Archived 2013-10-07 at the Wayback Machine, Xinhua News Agency (23 August 2012)
    Ceremony of hoisting Ukraine's national flag held at presidential administration, Kiev Post (23 August 2011)
  14. ^ Hereha closes Kiev City Council meeting on Tuesday, Interfax-Ukraine (24 December 2013)
  15. ^ "Ukraine protesters leave Kiev's city hall".
  16. ^ a b c d e "Новини - Українська правда".

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