Welcome to Kharkov!
The modern Kharkiv is not only an exceptionally beautiful city, a major industrial, scientific and cultural centre, but also a prime example of representatives of various nationalities living, cooperating and creating together. Having come here, you will always get a warm welcome, experience a city which will impress you with a variety of architectural styles, traditions and ideas, and finally, you will surely enjoy a good break here.
Kharkiv is one of the main industrial, cultural and educational centres of Ukraine.
Its industry and research specialize on arms production and machinery. There are hundreds of industrial companies in the city. Among them are world famous giants Morozov Design Bureau and Malyshev Tank Factory (Zavod Malysheva, a leader in tank production since the 1930s), Hartron (aerospace and nuclear electronics) and Turboatom (turbines producer).
There is an underground rapid-transit system with 35 km of track and 28 stations. Another landmark of Kharkiv is its Freedom Square (Ploshcha Svobody), which is the second largest city square in Europe, and the 4th largest square in the world.
Of the many attractions of the Kharkiv city are the: Gosprom building, Memorial Complex, Freedom Square, Taras Shevchenko Monument, Mirror Stream, Uspensky Cathedral, Militia Museum, Pokriv Cathedral, T. Shevchenko Gardens, Kharkiv's funicular, Blagovishensky (Blessed News) Cathedral, Children's narrow-gauge railroad, buildings on Sumskaya Street and many more.