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The architectural ensemble
of St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev

N.I.Zharkikh

The architectural ensemble around Saint Sophia Cathedral in the center of Kiev, passed in its development several stages. In this report we examine its historical development from 11 to 21 cent. and try to present some forecasts and recommendations for the future.

Disposition of Kiev Rus' time

Disposition of 17 cent.

Formation of the baroque ensemble in the 18th cent.

Adaptations (late 18th late 19th cent.)

Degradation (late 19th early 21 cent.)

What happened you've seen. And what will happen?

Ensemble of St. Sophia Cathedral has become a symbol of a strong, prosperous Ukraine. 2008 .

Ensemble of St. Sophia Cathedral has become a symbol of a strong, prosperous Ukraine. Photo N.I.Zharkikh, July 29, 2008

Kiev, January April 2012

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