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Address: 20 Shevchenko Boulevard, Kiev, Ukraine
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Religious Separatism "monument" and yet, just beautiful

Apparently, this church stands independently from the Patriarch and is ran by a minority of separatists that claim that the Russian Orthodox church as fallen and theirs is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Peyia, Cyprus
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Peyia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Apparently, this church stands independently from the Patriarch and is ran by a minority of separatists that claim that the Russian Orthodox church as fallen and theirs is the only right way. Nothing new when it comes to these "political" outbursts in the religious entities. As a church, it's gorgeously ornamented and the icons that it contains are amazing! Well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This cathedral was my favorite of the ones I visited in Kiev, beautiful inside and out, felt like a place of worship and not a museum. It is sometimes lit at night, which is really striking.

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very beautifull cathedral. i am religious person, so for me was interesting to visit and see beautifull icons and enjoy the architecture. Can't tell the travellers a lot about the history of the cathedral, but it is worth seeing.

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I visited this Cathedral the first time in 2007 and have been back a few times. Nice on the outside and impressive on the inside. It is smaller than some of the other churches and cathedrals in Kiev, but still impressive and worth the visit. A charge when pictures allowed inside. Only Russian and Ukrainian spoken here as well.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is another cathedral in the centre of Kyiv and appears to be one of the city's major landmarks and one of two major Ukrainian Orthodox Churches. It is built to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the baptism of Kyivan Rus' by prince Vladimir I of Kyiv (St. Volodymyr) and it is extremely beautiful inside with its icons and paintings.

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Sandefjord, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

If you like Old school Russian orthodox churches you won't be disappointed. Nice and well maintained. No English spoken hete, but well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Golden Roofs of the Orthodox Cathedrals and Monastries of Kiev, a city founded a.o. by the Swedish Vikings, who came all the way rowing from the Baltic on their way to the Black Sea. Also the origin of the Russian Orthodox Church and culture finds it's origins in Kiev. Really a sight never to forget.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It is a cathedral in the centre of Kyiv, one of the city's major landmarks and one of two major Ukrainian Orthodox Churches. It is built to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the baptism of Kyivan Rus' by prince Vladimir I of Kyiv (St. Volodymyr).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I found this place after walking in the wrong direction looking for the Sofia Cathedral. The artwork inside is just incredible! I was lucky enough to go during a service and the singing of the monks was again, incredible! I'm not that way leaning religiously, but I got goosebumps. Go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

From the outside, the building is absolutely beautiful, like so many in Kiev. It's free to go inside, though it costs UAH25 to photograph and UAH50 to video (GBP 1 and GBP 2). When I was there on a Sunday, it was absolutely packed with worshippers, so I'd have felt awkward snapping away. I wish I'd paid the money and... More 

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