Kyïv (Kyiv). A monthly journal of literature, the arts, politics, and community affairs. It is the official organ of the Writers' Union of Ukraine and of the Kyiv Writers' Organization. Published since 1983 in Kyiv by the Radianskyi Pysmennyk (later Ukrainskyi Pysmennyk) publishing house, it is a forum for the latest works by Kyivan writers, including poetry, prose, publicistic works, literary criticism, art history, essays, and memoirs. It has a children's and a humor section. The editor in chief was initially Volodymyr Drozd. He was replaced by Petro Perebyinis in March 1986. The editorial board has included some of the most influential and popular writers and critics in Ukraine, such as Mykola Vinhranovsky, Dmytro A. Holovko, Yevhen Hutsalo, Mykola Zhulynsky, Pavlo Zahrebelny, Dmytro Mishchenko, Yurii Mushketyk, Yurii Shcherbak, Dmytro Pavlychko, and Yurii Serdiuk. Most of these people have also been regular contributors to the journal. An important feature in the journal is its translations into modern Ukrainian of several historical sources, including the Kyiv Chronicle and the Cossack chronicle of Samiilo Velychko (by Valerii Shevchuk).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]