Google Street View now has a 3D tour of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Kiev. 24 Feb 2017 — Today the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine opens its doors to all comers thanks to the 3D tour mode in Street View on Google Maps. For the first time in Ukraine, the state institution of this level invites you on a virtual tour of the main halls and lobby, and now anyone can visit the Parliament, not from your computer or mobile device.

Guests can stroll through the main hall of the Verkhovna Rada, where the meeting of the Ukrainian deputies. Users can even choose the point of the review is to look at the room from the podium, as if you make important speech; to consider the place of Deputy. In addition, you can look into the lobby and see where the deputies communicate in between meetings.

During the virtual tour, users will be able to see the “Flag Independence” — a large (8×4 meters) flag, which the deputies of the first convocation of the Verkhovna Rada made the room 24 August 1991. This flag was posted for a short time on the sidelines on Flag Day last year, and we managed to capture the moment. In addition to the flag on the sidelines you can see an exhibition of “artifacts of Independence” — a variety of exhibits connected with Ukraine’s struggle for independence: flags, a draft of the Declaration of independence, the First universal and more.

Thanks to the convenient navigation, you can easily navigate between different locations of the Ukrainian Parliament building — it is necessary to choose the right level with the right side of the screen, or just follow the arrows.

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Andriy Parubiy, the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine: “Today the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine joins the club of open parliaments of the world and invites you to a virtual 3D-tour with Street View technology on Google Maps. Now everyone, as well as in the Israeli Knesset or the U.S. Congress will be able to make a virtual journey in the Central hall and in the Verkhovna Rada, to feel the spirit and mood of the work of the Ukrainian Parliament. This policy of openness was the result of collaboration with Google”.

Dmitry Sholomko, Director of Google Ukraine: “the Mission of Google to make available information to users around the world. And we are pleased that in partnership with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, we managed to realize the project, through which any person will be able to take a virtual tour of the Ukrainian Parliament.”

To take a virtual tour of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, go to Google Maps in street View and to choose the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in Kiev.

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