Kyiv may become one of the 22 cities of the world to be included in the new Monopoly World Edition game board, according to the information of UNIAN source from Canada.

      According to the source, after much lobbying of Hasbro in Europe (ironically led by a Swiss gentleman living in Ukraine), Kyiv was included in the 68 city shortlist for voting - a major feat in and of itself.

      Beginning today, you may cast your vote online. In fact, you may continue to do so each day until the cut-off of the contest on February 28, 2008. At the close of the online voting, the twenty cities that receive the most votes will become part of Monopoly history as the first cities selected to be on the World Edition game board. These cities will appear on the Monopoly board from highest rent property to lowest based upon the total number of votes received.

      According to the information of the source, this is a significant development as this World Edition board game will be sold in over a hundred countries around the world and manufactured in 37 languages (including Ukrainian). This a great (albeit symbolic) way to get Ukraine on the international map, the source sad.

      You may vote online each day from January 22 to February 28.

      Ukraine is presently in 57th position out of 68 countries.

Beginning today, you may log onto to cast your vote online