Wikipedia, today probably the de facto leading online encyclopaedia, is really blocking the progress of adopting Kyiv as the correct spelling of the capital of Ukraine. At the moment the stalemate is caused by their unwillingness to update until the name Kyiv becomes widely used, and it is not becoming widely used beacuse everybody is waiting.
There may be too many instances of “Kіеv” on the web, and it will be practically impossible to revert all of them, however, the key ones need to be spotted and updated.
For this, we will need some help of our supportes. Just by searching the Wikipedia site for “Kiev” and updating, regularly, one page or two, even few people can tip the process into the right directions.
There are some enthusiastic people fixing it already. So let us not wait and join them in.
Source: Kyiv vs Kiev @ Wikipedia