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Kiev Cave Monastery of 11 century

Kiev cave monastery complex. Kiev lavra of 11 century. UNESCO object

Together with St. Sophia Cathedral it is inscribed to the UNESCO Word Heritage Site. Kiev Pechersk Monastery was founded in the 11 century and has been built during the next 9 centuries. Kiev Pechersk Lavra is the largest Orthodox shrine in the world throughout the Christian world, second is only ...

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St. Michael’s Cathedral – guardian of Kiev

St. Michaels Cathedral in Kiev

St. Michael’s monastery was founded in 1108 by the son of Grand Duke of Kiev Izyaslav Yaroslavovich. In the same year had started the construction of the main monastery temple — St. Michael’s Cathedral. Its creation was commemorated to Russian people victory over polovtsy. The Cathedral has been built in honor of Archangel Michael, the guardian angel of ...

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St. Sofia Cathedral – UNESCO object

Sophia Cathedral in Kiev .

The name of the cathedral comes from Greek word “sofia”, which means “wisdom”. By the legend the cathedral was built right in the place where Yaroslav Mudriy gained a victory over heathen pechenegs. The cathedral has been constructing for more than 10 years by Old Russian and Byzantine art masters. The most unique things you ...

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Wedding church – St. Andrew church

St. Andrew Church - perfect place for hugs and kisses.

One of the major attractions of Andriyivskyy Spusk is Andreevskaya, or Saint Andrew, Church. Andreevskaya Church was built by order of Russian Empress Elizabeth who intended to make Kiev her summer residence. The Empress herself founded the church and entrusted architect Bartholomeo Rastrelli to construct it. In 1749-1754 the construction ...

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Starvation memorial complex

Starvation monument in Kiev

On one of Kyiv hills there is a huge candle, symbolizing the trembling of human life, and nation praying for those who are not with us… Two sorrowful angels are standing down in the alley in front of the Memorial. In the middle of a circle there is a statue ...

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Motherland or Rodyna Mat statue

Motherland statue in Kiev

Rodina-mat — monumental women’s sculpture dominating Dnieper hills and visible from remote locations. It’s height is 102 meters, which is higher than Independence monument in the USA. Monument plating was melted in Zaporozje, it was manufactured from 1.5 mm thick sheets of stainless still, sized 50×50 sm. Than it was welded in Kiev Paton institute. Total seam ...

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Chernobyl museum

Museum exposition depicts the reasons of catastrophe occurred in 1986 on Chernobyl atomic station, tells about radiation influence on animal and plant life, about heroic actions of liquidators. Among museum displays there are declassified documents, maps, schemes, private items of disaster victims. Museum has more than 7 000 000 original and ...

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Maryinsky palace – empress residence in Kiev

MaryinskyPalace

Maryinskiy palace in Kiev is a President’s of Ukraine mansion-house, it is also called President Palace — here solemn state events, rewarding, receptions and meeting of official delegations are held. Empress Elizaveta Petrovna (daughter of Petr I) once visiting Kiev was fascinated by city’s beauty and ordered to built a special palace for the royal family, she has personally chose the place for ...

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The Museum of Art by Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko

The Museum of Art named after Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko was founded in 1919 on the basis of their private museum. The museum is also called the Museum of Western and Oriental Art. Now it keeps one of the best collections of foreign art in Ukraine. From 1919 the number ...

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Folk open air museum in Pyrogovo

National Museum of Ukrainian Architecture and Culture is the biggest open air museum in Europe which offers a great collection of the national ethnographical heritage. The territory of the Museum exceeds 1,300,000 square meters. It takes place in peaceful historical area. Picturesque landscapes reproduce traditional lifestyle of different regions of ...

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Khreshchatyk – city main street

Khreshchatyk is the main street of Kiev, Ukraine. The street has a length of 1.2 km. It stretches from the European Square (northeast) through the Maidan and to Bessarabska Square (southwest) where the Besarabsky Market is located. Along the street are located buildings of the Kiev City Administration which contains both the city’s council and the state administration, the Main Post Office, the Ministry of ...

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Grand duke – Yaroslav the Wise

Yaroslav the Wise – grand duke of Kiev, son of Vladimir Velikiy (Vladimir the Great). Age of Yaroslavl’s Mudriy reign became the age of the fullest flower of the Kievan Rus. In year 1036 he gained a magnificent victory over the pechenegs and thereby rescued Kievan Rus from their incursions. ...

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Golden Gates in Kiev

Golden Gates was the main gate in the 11th-century fortifications of Kiev, the capital of Kiev Rus’. It was named in imitation of the Golden Gate of Constantinople. The structure was dismantled in the Middle Ages, leaving few vestiges of its existence. It was completely rebuilt by the Soviet authorities in 1982, though no images ...

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Babi Yar – Jewish place of sorrow

sinagogue

Babi Yar must be the most sorrowful place in Kiev. To perpetuate the memory of those killed, mainly Jews, in 1941, 29-30 September, 2 monuments were erected: one of them is soviet, the other, erected in 1991, commemorates the memory of 33,770 executed Jews. A large Peace Centre has opened ...

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