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    Record snowfall sends snowboardists explore Kiev's streets

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Ukrainian iReporter AlexKiev captured this video of snowboarders and skiers turning one of Kiev's most famous streets - Andriyivskyy Descent (Andrew's Descent) -- into a run worthy of some of the world's finest ski resorts. "Just about every snowboarder in Kiev took an opportunity to go for a ride in places where you'd probably never be able to do it again, since this was a 100-year record snowfall," he said. "The atmosphere at the descent was fun because the riders were sneaking past pedestrians."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    A record blizzard that dumped more than 40mln tons of snow on Kiev over this weekend while was trouble for many, brought lots of extra fun to winter sport fans. Kiev is very hilly and quite a few streets are called "descents". One of the city's landmark streets is Andriyvskiy descent, snaking past 19th century buildings from upper town to lower town. It's paved with cobble stones and even walking on it requires some skills. It's been unofficially renamed to "AndriyvSKI" this weekend. Missing a chance to snowboard, ski, sled or just plain butt ride it all the way down was out of question for dozens of Kiev's winter sport fans. After all, this could be the last snow this season. Hopefully.

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