Saturday, 26 April 2014

Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Ukraine (UNESCO)

Designed to rival Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, Kiev's Saint-Sophia Cathedral symbolizes the 'new Constantinople', capital of the Christian principality of Kiev, which was created in the 11th century in a region evangelized after the baptism of St Vladimir in 988. The spiritual and intellectual influence of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra contributed to the spread of Orthodox thought and the Orthodox faith in the Russian world from the 17th to the 19th century.
1- Saint-Sophia Cathedral
2- Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
3- Church of the Saviour at Berestovo
Postcard 1 : Saint-Sophia Cathedral
Sent on: 25 Apr, 2014, Received on: 14 Mar, 2014, Travel time: 19 days
Sent from Russia
Postcard 2 : Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
Sender: GirlOfSummer, Sent on: 9 Apr, 2014, Received on: 25 Apr, 2014, Travel time: 16 days
Sent from Cherkasy

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