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This article was published on April 24, 2012


Google Street View arrives in Ukraine, just in time for the Euro 2012 football championships

Google Street View arrives in Ukraine, just in time for the Euro 2012 football championships
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Just in time for the Euro 2012 championships this summer, Google has opened up Street View to Ukraine, letting visitors to one of football’s most prestigious football tournaments see where they’re going before they arrive.

Kicking off on June 8 and lasting for almost four weeks, the four-yearly tournament is being co-hosted with Poland, where Street View was launched just last month.

“At more than 1500 years old, the capital Kyiv is the oldest city in Central and Eastern Europe,” says Marina Tarasova, Communications Associate, Google Ukraine. “You can know take a virtual stroll around the historical center of the city refereed [sic] to as the ‘Cradle of Slavic civilization’, including the UNESCO World Heritage listed sites of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and Saint Sophia Cathedral.”


Launched in May 2007, Google Street View has grown beyond a handful of US cities and has now expanded to both urban and rural areas around the world…even parts of Antarctica have been added.

Just last week, we reported that Street View had launched in Israel…three days earlier than planned, after the Israeli government seemingly got all the assurances it needed from Google.