Slavy Park, the Park of Glory, is situated on the western bank of Kiev’s Dnieper River. It offers some of the best views in the city and boasts several interesting attractions.
The Holodomor Victims’ Memorial lies on the western side of the park. It was completed in 2008 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor, a famine in Ukraine in the early 1930s.
Many scholars believe the famine was deliberately engineered by the Soviet authorities to prevent a Ukrainian uprising. Others take the view that it was an unintended consequence of Soviet industrialisation. Estimates of the death toll range from 2 to 10 million.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier commemorates the dead of the War II. It is marked by the Glory Obelisk and an eternal flame.
Viewing areas offer fantastic panoramic views of the Dnieper River, Kiev Metro Bridge, and Kiev’s Left Bank.
The nearest Metro station is Arsenalna. Exit the station and turn left. After around 300 yards you will arrive at Slavy Park.
Slavy Park is one of a series of parks running alongside the Dnieper River. From north to south they are Khreshchatyk Park, City Garden, Mariinsky Park, Askold’s Grave Park, Slavy Park, Pechersk Landscape Park (and the Singing Field), and the National Botanical Garden.