President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in a memorial service on the occasion of 155th anniversary of Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko reburial, - reports the press service of the head of state
"Event was held in the Church of Nativity of Christ in Kyiv. Exactly in this church in May 1861 was laid the coffin with the body of Taras Shevchenko, transported from St. Petersburg to Kanev, and the funeral was held. For the purpose of perpetuating the memory of the poet this church keeps his death mask”, - said in a statement.
Memorial service was conducted by the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Patriarch Filaret.