Local legend has it that Kiev’s roots date as far back as 482 A.D., when a family of orphans –three brothers and one fair sister—built their homes at this scenic site on the Dniepro, giving rise to what was later to become the eastern center of Slavic culture. The journey from settlement to motherland, however, has had more than its share of -er- bumps along the way. Alternatively ravaged or ruled by Mongols, Poles, Lithuanians, Tsars, Nazis, and Soviets, the Ukrainian capital today stands on its own, and is considered a democratically free state. Compared with the pace of regional history, the transformation from a socialist economy to a full-steam-ahead, private one is on fast-forward. Modern Kiev is as livable as virtually anywhere in Western Europe, yet draws on the energy of a slightly unpredictable Slavic heart: boring, it’s not. Let Move One’s video introduction be your first stop in getting to know this unforgettably compelling capital.