Discover Kyiv: Monument to Yaroslav the Wise

Source : 112 Ukraine

Construction of the fortification and entire Kyiv in the 11th-12th centuries is connected with the name of this prince
20:44, 6 May 2017

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The monument to Yaroslav the Wise was designed by sculptor Ivan Kavaleridze in 1958. Subsequently, his project was significantly enlarged and in 1997 the city administration placed it at the Golden Gate. It calls "a man with a cake" among people – this is how a model of a building on a "plate" looks like. In fact, the bronze prince holds in his hands the a model of the most expensive building that was guarded by the Golden Gate - the temple of St. Sophia.

Related: St. Michael Golden-Domed Monastery

By the way, if you look behind Yaroslav's back, you can see his secret. Three palms are printed in bronze. By the time of creating the monument, Kavaleridze was not alive, and the new masters wanted to show that they have taken a hand to the monument. In a literal sense.

Related: Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv

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