According to the “Primary Chronicle” by Nestor the Chronicler, as well as other Russian chronicles, dated XI-XII centuries, the contemporary city of Kiev was founded by three brothers - Kyi, Schek, Khoryv and their sister Lybid. The newly formed three small settlements subsequently merged into a magnificent city, named after the eldest brother Kyi. In a few centuries Kiev has become the capital of the independent state - Ukraine.
In honor of the foundation of Kiev in 1982 on the embankment of the River Dnieper near the metro station "Dnipro" there was opened the monument to the founders of Kiev. Another monument to the founders of Kiev was established at the Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in 2002.
The sculptural composition of the monument on the Embankment of the Dnieper consists of the rook, on which float brothers Kyi, Schek, Khoryv, and their beautiful sister Lybid. At the foot of the monument there is a pool, and the monument is made of granite.
In February 2010, for an unknown reason, the figure of Schek and Khoryv collapsed, and a month later there appeared the collapsed statues on the Internet for sale.
The monument had been on reconstruction up to the Independance Day of Ukraine, and in 2010 the monument to Founders of Kiev was opened new.