Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau visits Sophia Kyiv

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau visits Sophia Kyiv

10 February, 2022 during his working visit to Ukraine, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau, who is chairing the OSCE, visited a landmark of Ukrainian culture – “St. Sophia of Kyiv”.

During the hour and a half tour in St. Sophia Cathedral the distinguished guest listened to the story of the great Kyivan princes who built this majestic church, and the significant role played in the history of Europe by their descendants, examined ancient paintings, graffiti, frescoes of St. Sophia Cathedral, sarcophagus of Yaroslav the Wise, prism with a modern image of Yaroslav, a model of ancient Kyiv.

Director General of the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” Nelia Kukovalska told in detail about the history of the Royal Gate, consecrated by the Ecumenical Patriarch. She was looking for specialists for its restoration, who are only a few in Europe. And it was possible to find a master of the necessary qualification in Poland.

The tour ended with an acquaintance with the Cathedral in honor of the Holy Faithful Prince Yaroslav the Wise.