Monday, July 30, 2012

More Kiev

Saint Andrew's Cathedral is as blue as the sky.

This is a huge statue of Mother Russia, like our Statue of Liberty.  Our driver Victor, told us that in the original design the sword was much bigger.  Then it was discovered that the sword would be higher than the cathedral, so they made it smaller.  (Like a knife, he said.)

This is a memorial to those who fought in the Great Patriotic War (World War II.)  The museum here was very interesting.  It told of all the suffering endured by the Ukrainian people during the war.  They said that Germany took tons of their rich topsoil back to Germany, resulting in a famine and starvation for the Ukraine.

This is the Lavra Monestary and caves.  The decoration in the front is made of decorated wooden eggs.

Monument to those lost in the famines.

1 comment:

  1. I remember that huge statue in Kiev. It's crazy how many war memorials are all over the place.