The Ukrainian capital Kiev is closely tied to the Dneiper River on which it sits. Kiev sits roughly midway down the 2.2k km (1.36k mi.) river, Europe's fourth longest . The Dneiper rises near Smolensk in western Russia and empties into the Black Sea to the south. Along the way, it provides enough hydropower to generate about 10% of the Ukraine's electricity needs. In this video, you'll get a nice bird's eye view of the mighty river in winter, compliments of contributor Anthony Esteban Gonsales.