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Askold's Grave, Kiev

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Askold's Grave is a historical park on the steep right bank of the Dnieper River in Kiev. The park is located along the Dnieper right bank between Mariinsky Park and Kiev Pechersk Lavra complex.OerviewThe park was created by the Soviets in the mid-1930s in place of an old graveyard around the Church of St. Nicholas, which, as the story goes, marks the place where Prince Askold of Kiev was buried in the 9th century.In the Middle Ages, Askold's Grave was known as the Uhorske urochishche ("locality", "tract"). According to the Primary Chronicle, it was the place where the Magyars crossed the Dnieper on the way from the Russian steppes to Pannonia. Archeological excavations have revealed a 9th-century dirham hoard and some remains of Izyaslav II's wooden palace. There's a modern stele commemorating the Magyar migration.Back in the 15th and 16th centuries, Askold's Grave was settled by the Orthodox monks of St. Nicholas's Monastery. Hetman Mazepa had the monastery moved to a nearby hill where a new Baroque penticupolar cathedral was then erected. The existing church of St. Nicholas "Slupsky" is a modest Neoclassical rotunda designed by local architect Andrey Melensky in 1810.
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  • While this is a bit out of the way, its worth passing by on the way back to Arsenalna station - there is a walk through the park to get here and also to the church nearby.  more »
  • Park, askold's grave is located near the Park of glory and respectively "arsenalnaya" subway station. The park itself is not very neat and tidy, and of particular interest in terms of tourism. On the other hand there is the Memorial to the heroes of Kruty, and a small Greek Catholic Church near which buried heroes of ATO lost their lives for the independence of Ukraine
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  • askold Tomb itself is located under the Church, and the Church in a large park on the slope of the Dnieper. closer to Pechersk, Park more gentrified, but if you go from askold's grave by Alley on a slope, you can reach the pedestrian bridge and next to the stairs that lead to the monument to the Magdeburg Law and at the Hem. on weekdays this avenue can be, generally did not meet. Yes and holidays people it is almost there. so, those who want to silence in the middle of the city, here. in General, around the askold's Tomb in the 19-20 centuries was a cemetery. and not one. then before the GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR they simply destroyed to create the Park. now in this park along the alley installed crosses with quotations from the Bible to denote the way of the cross.
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