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    Bard inside St Sophia Cathedral

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Jun 26, 2015

    He played his balalaika very well.
    He also was a poet and a good man. I talked to him when he finished his melody. He was a most gentle man, with a pleasant and slow voice, he was a poet. He was a good spirit, almost an angel.

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    The Cave Monastery

    by hunterV Updated Apr 22, 2015

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    This is the famous destination in Kiev included into most of the city tours.
    You will be taken to the monastery through this main entrance called Holy Trinity Church Gate.
    The monastery is called Cave Monastery for it was founded in the caves by the monks in early Middle Ages.
    The monsatery comprises twenty-five churches and cathedrals.
    Kiev Cave Laura is one of the oldest monasteries in Ukraine and Russia. It was founded in 1051 by monks St.Antonius who was later joined by St.Theodosius in caves. St.Antonius was blessed by Virgin Mary Herself for that noble mission.
    They built caves in the high cliffs of Upper Kiev and the monastery became a good refuge for lots of monks and the parish. Gradually it became the center of Christianity in ancient Ukraine and Russia, the feudal state called Kiev Rus.
    The monastery was honored with the status of laura in the 12th century.
    In 1731-1745 the Great Laura Belltower was erected. It was built by a German Baroque architect Johann Gottfried Schaedel (1680–1752) who had worked in Russia since 1713. The architect valued his creation a lot and told his friends about it,
    You, my majestic creation, erected with my imagination and energy, will be solemnly met by our descendants.
    The belltower's height is 96.52 meters (316 feet). It consists of four 8-facet tiers: the first one was designated for archives, the second one - for the library; the third one - for the bells and the fourth one - for the clock mechanism. The diameter of the basement is 28.8 m and its depth is seven meters. The thickness os the walls of the first floor is eight meters. The second tier is adorned by thirty-two Corinth columns located in groups between eight arches. The belfry clock was built in 1903 by a clockmaker from Moscow Andrey Yenotin who gave a guarantee period of only fifteen years for the clock. But the clock has functioned perfectly ever since, thank God.
    The belfry was the highest structure in the city until the huge Motherland monument was erected on the neighboring hill and the monument’s height reached 102 meters, which is a bad sign for according to the old church chronicles, no building in the city can be higher than its belfry, otherwise the city will suffer.
    There are cave churches there and the coffins of the saints who lived in the 10th through 12th century.
    Those places are a place of pilgrimage of many Orthodox Ukrainians and Russians of our country.
    The full name of the monastery is:
    Holy Assumption Laura of the Caves.
    The ancient caves are from five to twenty meters deep under the surface. There are Far Caves and Near Caves, both of them have three cave churches. The caves are names as to their distance to the main cathedral - Holy Annunciation Cathedral of the monastery.
    The caves are famous for their numerous holy remains. There are tombs of 122 of saints of the Russian Orthodox Church. In this respect they are a unique Christian sanctuary.
    All in all, thousands of monks were buried in those caves after the monastery had been built above the ground and all the undeground churches had been built.

    Holy Trinity Church Gate (the entrance) Holy Annunciation Cathedral in the Laura, Kiev Holy Annunciation Cathedral in the Laura, Kiev A view from the Cave Monastery yard, Kiev A view of the Cave Monastery from the river valley
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    Conker Statue - Maryinsky Park

    by Pomocub Updated Jul 5, 2014

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    The Conker or chestnut statue is located in Maryinsky Park in Kyiv which is near to the Dynamo Kyiv Stadium (Lobonovsky Stadium). Maryinskiy Park has many chestnut trees, the ice cream stalls in the park even sell chestnut icecream.

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    Bohdan & Varvara Khanenko Museum Of Arts

    by ainsleigh Written Nov 23, 2013

    This fantastic art gallery with the largest foreign art collection in Ukraine has a unique and interesting collection of European and Asian art and artifacts. Admission was very expensive for Kyiv but worth it. European works include Velazquez, Rubens and Bosch, but it’s the collection of Asian art that really stood out. There are several rooms in the Renaissance-style building, each with unique and beautiful collections of Persian ceramics, Japanese paintings and wood carvings, Chinese porcelain and paintings, rare Byzantine icons from the 6th-7th century and much more. The rooms on the top floor have gorgeous frescoes painted on the ceilings, carved wood details and an antique fireplace, understandably a popular spot for wedding photos. The diverse galleries flow well through this beautiful building, and with the help of the very good English audioguide, we found an interesting and well-rounded art experience here.

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    Verkhovna Rada

    by Pomocub Written Nov 17, 2013

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    The Verkhovna Rada is the Ukrainian Parliament otherwise known as the Supreme Council of Ukraine. It was established in 1938. The original building was destroyed during World War II and the building as it exists today was reconstructed in 1945.

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  • Museum of outstanding figures of the Ukrainian cul

    by belousovai Written Jul 19, 2013

    The reason of foundation of the museum was an interesting historical fact: in the late 19th century - early 20th century four families of outstanding Ukrainian artists lived in neighborhood. Lesya Ukrainka, Mykola Lysenko, Michael Staritskiy, Panas Saksagansky - they submitted the culture of Dnipro region intelligence. The exposition of the museum located in buildings that have survived till today, they are boundaries of the museum, which granted the status of a protected zone. Museum visitors are immersed in an atmosphere of refined life of Ukrainian intellectuals of late 19th - early 20th century, as their interiors and household items carefully reproduced.
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  • Literary and Memorial Museum of P. H. Tychyna

    by belousovai Written Jul 19, 2013

    Museum dedicated to life and work of Paul Tychyna was opened to visitors in 1980. The apartment is kept, and not reproduced, the interior where the writer lived, his musical instruments: piano and bandura, on which Tychina masterfully played. All 28 thousand exhibits are personal things, works of art, books, by the way, 20 thousand pieces - all belonged to the poet.
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  • National Museum of Natural History

    by belousovai Written Jul 19, 2013

    Scientific and Natural Museum, one of the largest museums in the world. This is a museum complex which includes five museums: the geological, zoological, paleontological, archaeological and botanical. Founded in 1966, the museum is located in the city center, in an old house with an expressive architecture. The museum area of ​​8,000 square meters, locates in 24 halls, more than 30 thousand. Exhibits tell about the origin of the earth, its structure and evolution of the flora and fauna, culture and daily life of the tribes that inhabited Ukrainian land many years.
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  • National Museum of the History of Ukraine

    by belousovai Written Jul 19, 2013

    Leading Museum of Ukraine in the number and value of the collections presented. He has a fund of almost a million exhibits. This archaeological and numismatic collections, weapons, ethnographic collections and attractions arts and crafts, antique, manuscripts, works of drawing and painting. The building itself was built in the years 1937-1939., According to the architect IY Karakis, originally intended for the first art school in the whole Ukrainian Republic. Now the museum building is an architectural monument status. The Museum has over 800,000 exhibits, unique historical and cultural monuments. The museum can learn about the valuable collections of archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic collections. Guns and firearms, glassware and porcelain. The collection of documents, estate, certificates, letters and Hetman of Cossack.
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  • Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine

    by belousovai Written Jul 19, 2013

    Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine - a branch of the National Museum of History of Ukraine - was opened to the public in January 1969. The museum has one of the richest collections of gold products in the CIS countries. The museum exhibition reproduces the history of Ukraine from ancient times to the present. Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine is a treasure trove of historical, cultural and artistic relics of the Ukrainian people and the world civilization. Stock collections of the museum includes 56 thousand items of archeology and arts and crafts made ​​of precious stones and metals, which came to the museum from the collection of the Kyiv History Museum, the Art Museum, the Ukrainian Museum of Jewish culture. Masterpiece Collection - gold Scythian pectoral.
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  • Аir-ballon

    by belousovai Written Jul 19, 2013

    Do you want to see Kyiv from bird's-eye view? Then the balloon flight is just what you need. You can feel something indescribable happiness, so familiar aeronauts!
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  • Dolphinarium Nemo

    by belousovai Written Jul 19, 2013

    Kiyv Dolphinarium "Nemo" - one of the most modern cultural and recreational centers in Europe, which combines the Dolphinarium and the center of the dolphin.
    "Romantic night show" on Saturday, which includes a laser show, light show, fire show, the performance of entertainers, sea lions and dolphins. In addition to the Dolphinarium "Nemo" can be photographed, swim with our pets and even get to know the underwater world of dolphins, due to the possibility of diving. As well you have the opportunity to dive with the dolphin. Sessions dolphin promote relaxation and healing people at chronic stress, as well as the rehabilitation of children suffering from all kinds of disabilities. Visiting Dolphinarium "Nemo", you are sure to have unforgettable experiences and positive emotions.
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  • Entertainment Complex «X-PARK»

    by belousovai Written Jul 19, 2013

    "X-Park" - this is the most unique place to stay, located in Kyiv in the green Trukhaniv island. X-Park offers visitors a lot of different sports and adventure activities, including:
    wakeboarding session at the club X-Traction
    paintball, quad biking, jet ski and boats, Visit rope park, bouldering, walking on sleklaynu, game of table tennis, mini-golf,shooting range and many other interesting things!
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  • Parachute tower

    by belousovai Written Jul 19, 2013

    Parachute tower, this is exactly what you need to try in Kyiv. Plus a lot of adrenaline and unforgettable memory that will be with you. Open this extreme kind of holiday!
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    The Museum to the Victims of the Famines.

    by Askla Updated Dec 13, 2012

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    This museum is dedicated to the victims of the famines in 1921-22, 1932-33 and 1946-47.
    During the whole period of Soviet regime the Ukrainan people suffered from horrible tragedies like the famines mentioned, but worst of all was the ARTIFICIAL famine designed by the regime of Stalin in 1932-33. This insane madness took more than 3.940.000 Ukrainans live's. Let us NEVER forget them!!

    There are excursions held every hour from 10.00. It was closed for the day during my visit.

    Granite blocks representing coffins for the dead.

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