Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Ukraine - Kyiv - Pechersk Historico, Cultural National Park

Greetings from Kyiv
Kyiv-Pechersk historico-cultural national park, XI - XIX c.

postmarked in 2012 with two Ukraine stamps

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Kiev Pechersk Lavra or Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery located in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.

Since its foundation as the cave monastery in 1051 the Lavra has been a preeminent center of the Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe. Together with the Saint Sophia Cathedral, it is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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