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Column: Kyiv-Columbus County connection

Kiev (Kyiv today) was a vibrant city in 1989, as evidenced by this outdoor food vendor and the general ambiance of the city and the demeanor of its residents. It was then the third largest city in the Soviet Union. Contributed photo by Steve Smith

By Steve Smith

Special to The News Reporter

As a result of a pleasant weekend in Kiev (as spelled then), Ukraine, in July 1989, I have been following with great interest the events of Russia’s invasion of Kyiv (today’s spelling to distance themselves from Russia). 

I was one of

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