U Valentiny

Address: Strutyns`koho 4, Kiev, Ukraine | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Strutyns`koho 4, Kiev, is near Saint Sophia Cathedral and Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square).
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Travel Blogs from Kiev

Descent into Decadence

A travel blog entry by wareameye on Apr 22, 2014

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... huge complex. There are underground caves where many monks are buried, and we go down, holding only candles for illumination, and see the remains of some of these holy men who became saints after it was discovered that their bodies did not decay.

St. Sophia cathedral is one of the few buildings that survived World War II, and it is a wonderful repository of the ancient art and architecture of the ...

May Day Traffic

A travel blog entry by kburavlov on May 01, 2013

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We have arrived in Kiev. The seasons have changed and it is hot here. Everything is green and flowers are blooming. We went from 40 degress to 80, and we are not prepared for the heat. We are happy to be here though. It is nice to be all together. We will be one cozy family.
Today we drove outside the city to go to Grandpa Andre's ...

Painting the town "Red" in Kiev

A travel blog entry by sranmal on Nov 18, 2012

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... ground through a 150m long underground services corridor to the top secret Soviet launch control center where we sat in the hot-seat with our finger of the button that could have destroyed the world. How cool was that!? The Control Room was designed to withstand nuclear impact. In Soviet times, officers would work on 3-on, 3-off shifts. We visited the room where the 3-off soldiers lived, basically a tiny, cramped submarine-like environment. Would we have been able ...

Exploring Kyiv

A travel blog entry by orysiukadoption on Jul 25, 2012

3 comments, 6 photos

... done for the day – we sat safely in bed and watched a movie!

Tuesday, July 24

Today was ZOO day!
We had a great day walking around and enjoying the sunshine! They had a little fair set up and a great bouncy house. It was neat to see him having a great time with the children, conversing a little in either Ukrainian or Russian. We found a ...

Visiting the Lavra

A travel blog entry by jginsburg on Jul 02, 2012

10 photos

... and lit candles.

The idea of canonizing saints has been pervasive throughout Russian history. If a holy man died and his body did not rot, his soul was pure and he was a saint. In Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, there is a dilemma when the holy man’s body rots. Nicholas II (the last Romanov, whose reign came to an unfortunate end in 1917 with the Russian Revolution) attempted to re-sacrilize the autocracy through canonizations, but the holy man ...

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