Sunday, December 23, 2012

UA-380919 & RU-1271685

One official from Ukraine and another one from Russia but both from ukrainian cities, Kyiv and Sevastopol.

 UA-380919, sent by Tanja.
The cards shows the St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, a working monastery that goes back to the 12th Century. Destroyed during the Soviet era, with many of its art works hastily removed, some of which were trasferred to the museums in Moscow and St Petersburg, some were moved to St Sophia Cathedral. Some mosaics housed in St Sophia subsequently fell into the hands of the Nazis but were returned... to Hermitage in St Petersburg. Rebuilt in 1997-98. Impressive gold domes best visited on a sunny day. Behind the complex is a pleasant park with views of the Dnieper and, to the left, the entrance to the funicular. - in: wikitravel

RU-1271685, sent by Maxim & Ira.
Sevastopol is one of two cities with special status in Ukraine (the other being the capital, Kiev), located on the Black Sea coast of the Crimean Peninsula. Sevastopol is the second largest port in Ukraine, after the Port of Odessa. - in: wikipedia

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