Pictures of Kiev's Churches and Monasteries
Kiev is a city of many churches. The oldest, Sofiyivskyy Sobor, is on a par with the churches of Chernihiv in terms of age — 1000 years old. These are the oldest churches in all of the eastern Slavic nations (Ukraine, Russia, Belarus). Today churches are being restored and built anew as religion slowly assumes its former role after the fall of the Soviet Union. Monasteries are common around Ukraine and are an interesting sight for visitors from predominantly Protestant countries who have never seen such a thing. Here is a collection of many of the most famous churches in Kiev.