Tag: Kyiv

Saint Michael’s Cathedral
Kyiv
01/04/2022

Saint Michael’s Cathedral

The buildings of the golden domed Saint Michael’s monastery, are one of the architectural jewels of ancient Kyiv. They are also the Christian religious center of Ukraine. The main building, Saint Michael’s Cathedral, is the guardian of Kyiv and w ...
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Saint Sophia Cathedral
Kyiv
01/04/2022

Saint Sophia Cathedral

The history of  Saint Sophia Cathedral. The cathedral was founded by Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise and built between 1037 and 1044 on the site of a victorious battle where Kyivans defeated the Pechenegs (Asian nomadic tribes). Its name comes from t ...
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The Lavra in Kyiv
Kyiv
01/04/2022

The Lavra in Kyiv

The Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, is a spectacular orthodox Christian monastery and cave complex, standing on a hill overlooking the river Dnipro. This is a large complex of golden domed churches and onion shaped towers in a mini city, built on top of a labyr ...
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The Sculptures of Kyiv
Kyiv
01/04/2022

The Sculptures of Kyiv

The history of Kyiv Sculptures. Until 1991, this former capital of the USSR republic was subject to strict city design rules. On its streets and squares, only “ideologically aware” statues of state and party leaders were permitted with just a sma ...
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Magdeburg Law Pillar in Kyiv
Kyiv
01/04/2022

Magdeburg Law Pillar in Kyiv

The history of Magdeburg Law Pillar. The first monument to the “enlightened” Kyiv was an edifice on the Dnieper embankment in 1808. It is an 18 m high pillar erected above the Khreschatitsky spring in the place “where the children of the most O ...
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“Jupiter” Plant
Chernobyl
01/04/2022

“Jupiter” Plant

The “Jupiter” plant, whose buildings and assembly shops cover about 70,000 sqm (753,473 sq ft), is in the western part of Pripyat. Before the accident, the plant had a dual purpose: in addition to “Jupiter” tape recorders, it produced electro ...
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Samson Fountain
Kyiv
01/04/2022

Samson Fountain

The history of Samson Fountain. The Samson fountain was created by the talented architect Ivan Grigorovich- Barsky. It was the main water source in the Kyiv-Podil area. However, the citizens wanted it to be not only practical but beautiful too. The f ...
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Princess Olga Monument
Kyiv
01/04/2022

Princess Olga Monument

The history of Princess Olga Monument. The monument to Princess Olga was unveiled in September 4, 1911. The sculpture of the princess stands on a pink granite pedestal, with the figure of Apostle Andrew on her left, pointing to to the “Holy mountai ...
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The Motherland Monument in Kyiv
Kyiv
01/04/2022

The Motherland Monument in Kyiv

This grand memorial ( Motherland )by the Dnieper River was inaugurated on 9th May 1981. This solemn ceremony was attended by the then General Secretary of the USSR, Leonid Brezhnev. Inside this huge structure is the Ukrainian State Museum of the Grea ...
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Khmelnytsky Monument
Kyiv
01/04/2022

Khmelnytsky Monument

The history of Khmelnytsky Monument. The monument is dedicated to the Hetman of the Zaporizhian Host Bohdan Khmelnytsky. It was built in 1888. It is one of the oldest sculptural monuments in Sophia Square and is a dominating feature. Here on 23 Decem ...
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Kyiv
Ukraine
31/03/2022

Kyiv

The interesting history of Kyiv. Kyiv is the main and largest city of the country, with an ancient and vibrant history. According to legend, it was founded by three brothers Kyi, Shchek, and Khoryv, and their sister Lybid. Their names are reflected i ...
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Saint Vladimir Monument
Kyiv
31/03/2022

Saint Vladimir Monument

The history of Saint Vladimir Monument. Around 1840, a series of landslides caused great damage to Alexandrovsky Descent. So it was decided to stabilise the hillside with trees and bushes and to create a park. According to legend, somewhere in this l ...
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