Central Kyiv park gathers chess players all year long

 

Culture, Ukraine

Recently Ukraine made it to the top-10 most dangerous countries in the world, beating Russia and even… North Korea. Also its capital Kyiv is one of the 10 least liveable cities in world, according to the Economist.

While the world think tanks create their ratings, we want to present you some sketches from the ordinary life of the capital of one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

For many years, Park Shevchenka, a park located in the heart of Kyiv, has gathered board games fans. Anyone can come here anytime and play checkers, backgammon or chess for free. The place is equipped with tables and benches, but the players bring the games themselves. Still, you will find company for yourself here almost every day, even during the winter.

Euromaidan Press collected some photo evidence of chess tournaments in the park.

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