On November 11, 2021, the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” hosted a delegation of the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet) consisting of Director General Karin Astrom Iko, Deputy Director General Anna Karin Hermodsson, chief custodian of the archives Johanna Fries Markiewicz.
The guests got acquainted with the monuments of history and culture – a unique architectural complex of the National Conservation Area, visiting the Cathedral of St. Sophia – the Wisdom of God, the Metropolitan’s House, the Zaborovskyi Gate, the Bell Tower; and also visited the museum of St. Andrew’s Church.
During the visit, talks and discussions on the prospects of cooperation between the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” and the National Archives of Sweden took place.
November 12, 2021 in the program of the visit of the Swedish delegation – participation in the celebrations on the occasion of the closing of the project “Rarities of the Ukrainian Cossack state – the Hetmanate of the 17th – 18th centuries: to the 30th anniversary of Independence of Ukraine.” In the context of the event, the results of the three-month work of the exhibition will be summed up, among the most valuable exhibits of which were authentic artifacts from the Swedish National Archives: The “Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk” of 1710 and the hetman’s mace, which history is evidently connected with prominent hetmans: Ivan Mazepa and Pylyp Orlyk.
The delegation also plans to visit other monuments of Kyiv’s cultural heritage and hold a meeting at the State Archives Service of Ukraine.