This amazing facility is still functioning as a monastery in Kiev Ukraine. It is located on the Dnieper River in a beautiful portion of the city. It was built in the Middle Ages by Sviatopolk II Iziaslavych. Unfortunately, the original cathedral was demolished by the Soviets in the 1930s and was reconstructed in 1999 after the Ukrainian independence. Blair and I climbed bell tower in the surrounding walled structure to get this photo.
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