Welcome to Dnipro
Ukraine's latest revolution has guillotined this city's name: with a Bolshevik hero's moniker chopped off, what used to be known as Dnipropetrovsk is now called 'Dnipro', like the river it stands on. With portly 19th-century houses, trams trundling along leafy boulevards and beautiful river vistas, the city has every chance to become an attractive place. But unfortunately its fathers (and godfathers) are too busy opening boutiques and shopping emporiums – heritage buildings are crumbling away and whole blocks are being bulldozed to make way for yet another glassy rectangle. A major airspace-industry hub, Dnipro is also famous for its Jewish heritage, now represented by a fortress-like community centre that looms over the city.