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St. Vladimir's Cathedral

St. Vladimir's Cathedral

St. Vladimir's Cathedral Andrew's Decent & Saint Andrew's Church Golden Gate Outdoor Museum, Pyrohiv

St. Volodymyr's Cathedral: Also known as Vladimirsky (St. Vladimir's) Cathedral, it was built to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the baptism of prince Vladimir the Great of Kiev, the start of the Christian Orthodox religion in Kiev Rus. Construction was completed in 1892 and was one of the few Kiev churches to escape Soviet demolition.

St. Andrew's Church (1747–1754) can be seen in the top right of the second photo. Adjacent is Andrew's Decent (Andreevsky Spusk), a historic Kiev street that leads to the Podil neighborhood. Podil or Podilskyi Raion (down along the Dnieper River), was the birthplace of Kiev's trade, commerce and industry.

Golden Gate: is a historic gateway to the ancient Kiev city, dating back to the time of Yaroslav the Wise, Grand Prince of Kiev in the mid 11th century. The Golden Gate can be found at metro station Zoloti Vorota.

Outdoor Museum, Pyrohiv: Outdoor Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine on the southern edge of Kiev (formerly the village of Pyrohiv), includes old wooden buildings and windmills plus authentic antique artifacts that were used by ordinary Ukrainian villagers.

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