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Kyiv Cave Monastry

August 29th 2021
Kyiv Cave Monastery from a distance looks like a standard Orthodox Church but it is built on top of a huge and very complex system of narrow underground tunnels. In the 11th century, an orthodox monk Anthony founded the monastery searching for solitude in the Ukrainian wilderness. He excavated a cave within the hillside where he lived a modest life. One by one monks began to join him and a comm ... read more
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Ukrainian Flag Ukraine was the center of the first Slavic state, Kievan Rus, which during the 10th and 11th centuries was the largest and most powerful state in Europe. Weakened by internecine quarrels and Mongol invasions, Kievan Rus was incorporated into the Gran... ... read more
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