Hrushevskyi street near Mariinsky Park (2011)
|Former name(s)||1919-1934: Revolution st. |
1934-1991: Serhii Kirov st.
|Length||1,540 m (5,050 ft)|
|Location||Pecherskyi District, |
|south end||Arsenal Square|
|north end||European Square|
It is named after Ukrainian academician, politician, historian, and statesman Mykhailo Hrushevskyi. Mykhailo Hrushevskyi wrote his first academic book titled: "Bar Starostvo: Historical Notes: XV-XVIII" about the history of Bar, Ukraine. 
Mykhailo Hrushevskyi Street is located in the government quarter Lypky neighborhood of the Pecherskyi District. It houses the Supreme Council Building, Government Building and the Parliamentary Library. It is adjacent to Mariinsky Park which contains Constitution Square.
The street acts as a border between the Pechersk and Lypky neighborhoods. At the European Square this street connects to Old Kiev. There is a noticeable ascend that starts at the European Square and continues on all the way to intersection with Garden Street next to the Government Building.
The street was established sometime in 1810s as part of bigger Alexander Street which included such modern streets like Sahaidachny Street, Volodymyr Descent, Museum Lane. The street was established along an old Ruthenian path called "Ivanivsky Road." After the return of the Soviets to Kiev in 1919, the whole Alexander Street was renamed as Revolution street. After transfer of capital from Kharkiv to Kiev in 1934, the street was split and the today's Hrushevskyi portion was renamed as Kirov Street.