Once envisaged as Imperial Russia’s third capital after Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Ukraine’s fourth largest city — Dnipro — is shedding its reputation as a place closed to outsiders. The city was founded by Catherine the Great in the late 18th century and grew rapidly in 20th century as a center of industry.
The aerospace industry flourished and soviet monumental architecture came to dominate the skyline. During the cowboy capitalism of the “wild ‘90s” Dnipro emerged as a key economic and political hub and maker of oligarch’s fortunes. Today the city is forming a new image — it is a modern city, in which history and innovation coexist.With this book, we are pleased to share with you our love to Dnipro! The book is neither a guide nor a manual. Rather, it’s an insight into the city we adore — wonderful, fascinating and strange. On its pages you’ll find references to major historical events, famous and talented residents, art, culture, sports, literature, traditions, and even beloved street food.
The book was created in cooperation with Interpipe Group.