Hrushevsky Street (Kyiv)

Mykhailo Hrushevskyi Street or simply Hrushevskyi Street[2][3][4] (Ukrainian: вулиця Михайла Грушевського, vulytsia Mykhaila Hrushevskoho) is a street in central Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

Mykhailo Hrushevskyi Street
Вулиця Михайла Грушевського
Hrushevskyi street near Mariinsky Park (2011)
Former name(s)1919–1934: Revolution st.

1934–1991: Serhii Kirov st.

1941–1943: I. Mazepa st.[1]
Length1,540 m (5,050 ft)
LocationPecherskyi District,
Kyiv,  Ukraine
south endArsenal Square
north endEuropean Square

It is named after Ukrainian academician, politician, historian, and statesman Mykhailo Hrushevskyi. Mykhailo Hrushevskyi wrote his first academic book titled: "Bar Starostvo: Historical Notes: XV-XVIII" about the history of Bar, Ukraine. [5]

Mykhailo Hrushevskyi Street is located in the government quarter Lypky neighborhood of the Pecherskyi District. It houses the Supreme Council Building, Government Building and the Parliamentary Library. It is adjacent to Mariinsky Park which contains Constitution Square.

The street acts as a border between the Pechersk and Lypky neighborhoods. At the European Square this street connects to Old Kyiv. There is a noticeable ascend that starts at the European Square and continues on all the way to intersection with Garden Street next to the Government Building.


The street was established sometime in 1810s as part of bigger Alexander Street which included such modern streets like Sahaidachny Street, Volodymyr Descent, Museum Lane. The street was established along an old Ruthenian path called "Ivanivsky Road." After the return of the Soviets to Kyiv in 1919, the whole Alexander Street was renamed as Revolution street. After transfer of capital from Kharkiv to Kyiv in 1934, the street was split and the today's Hrushevskyi portion was renamed as Kirov Street.

It is one of the main sites of the Euromaidan protests in 2014.[6]

Connecting streets

  • Peter's Alley
  • Museum Lane
  • Serf's Lane (Kriposny provulok)
  • Garden Street
  • Silken Street
  • Linden Street
  • Constitution Square (pedestrian plaza)


Stadium colonnade entrance at corner of Hrushevskyi Street and Peter's Alley


Research institutions and museums

Government institutions

See also

Further reading

  • Kudrytskyi, A. V. (1982). Kyiv, A historical overview (in Ukrainian). Kyiv: Ukrainian Soviet Encyclopedia.
  • Galina Savchuk, The Streets of Kyiv, (Kyiv, 1996).


  1. Streets and squares of Kyiv in times of Soviet and German occupations Archived 2013-11-09 at the Wayback Machine. OUN-UPA website.
  2. The Fifth Floor. BBC. 28 November 2014
  3. Police attempts to dismantle barricade on Kyiv's Hrushevskyi Street. Kyiv Post. 21 January 2014
  4. Englund, W. Ukrainian president, opposition leaders in talks after violent clashes escalate. Washington Post. 22 January 2014
  5. Hrushevskyi, M., Bar Starostvo: Historical Notes: XV-XVIII, St. Vladimir University Publishing House, Bol'shaya-Vasil'kovskaya, Building no. 29-31, Kyiv, Ukraine, 1894; Lviv, Ukraine, ISBN 5-12-004335-6, pp. 1 – 623, 1996.
  6. 15 journalists injured in clashes on Hrushevskoho Street