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Kiev-Pechersk Lavra is one of the first monasteries founded in Kievan Rus. The monastery was founded in 1051. Today, it is the center of Orthodoxy, one of the most important monasteries of the Christian world.
The lavra is located in the center of Kiev, on the right, the high bank of the Dnieper, and occupies two hills separated by deep ravines, leading down to the Dnieper. Kiev-Pechersk Lavra location on Google Maps. Photos by zubr14
To the south-east of Svyatogorsk Lavra located in Donetsk oblast, there is amazing in its beauty wooden monastery of All Saints, which attracts the attention of pilgrims and tourists.
Perhaps it is the most unusual building in Svyatogorye. The monastery is very beautiful and even unexpected for these places. Its churches were built by local carpenters from massive pine logs and decorated with carvings in the ancient traditions of Russian wooden architecture of the 16th-17th centuries.
Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra is an Orthodox monastery in Pochaev (Ternopil oblast). It is the largest Orthodox shrine in Volhynia and second, after the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, monastery in Ukraine. The photos were taken by pauchok-anansis.