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Images Dated 23rd February 2009

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View of domes with crosses of Kiev-Pechersk lavra Featured 23 Feb 2009 Print

View of domes with crosses of Kiev-Pechersk lavra

Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Ukrainian: ?????-????????? ?????, Kyievo-Pechers?ka lavra; Russian: ?????-????????? ?????, Kievo-Pecherskaya lavra), also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Kiev, Ukraine. Since its foundation as the cave monastery in 1015 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.Currently, the jurisdiction over the site is divided between the state museum, National Kyiv-Pechersk Historic-Cultural Preserve, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as the site of the chief monastery of that Church and the residence of its leader, Metropolitan Volodymyr

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