Unlike the ancient shrines of Kyiv, which in the XVII-XVIII centuries were rebuilt in the style of Ukrainian baroque, the much younger St. Volodymyr's Cathedral (the years of construction: 1862-1882) with its outlines is much more like authentic churches of the times of Kievan Rus.
The greatest masters of that times put their hands on the project. The original project was designed by architect Ivan Shtrom. It was he who determined that the building would be built in a neo-Byzantine style in order to convey the atmosphere of Prince Volodymyr Svyatoslavych as accurately as possible.
The project was finished by Pavel Sparro, supervision of construction was conducted by Alexander Beretti, and interior murals were performed by Victor Vasnetsov, Mykhailo Nesterov, Pavel Svedomskiy, Wilhelm Kotarbiński and other artists. Outstanding patron Adrian Prahov supervised the design of the cathedral.