Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dormition Cathedral

The main temple of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra – Assumption Cathedral (Uspensky Cathedral) is located in the centre of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.This temple, one of the most ancient in Kievan Rus, has a special place in the life of Orthodox Church and in native culture. Its creation started a new stage in the history of Old Russian architecture and icon-painting.

In 1941 durng WWII, the temple was destroyed and was renewed only in 2000.

From a set of four stamps about Ukrainian fine arts (2011): a Tobacco Pouch.


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