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Kharkiv

The second-largest city in the Ukraine, Kharkiv was founded in 1654 as a major centre of Ukrainian culture in the Russian Empire. This devotion to culture is still visible today, as the city is home to more than 20 museums, 10 theatres, and many art galleries. Kharkiv hosts several music and film festivals throughout the year, including the International Music Competition of Performers of Ukrainian Folk Instruments. Kharkiv takes sport as seriously as the arts, with several major football stadiums. The Metalist Stadium will host games in the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship.