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Kiev Collection

Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine, is a treasure trove of history and culture

Background imageKiev Collection: Our Lady of Vladimir. beg. 12th c. Icon moved

Our Lady of Vladimir. beg. 12th c. Icon moved from Constantinople to Kiev in 1136 and Vladimir in 1155. Iconographic type Eleusa or Virgin of Tenderness. Byzantine art. Tempera on wood. RUSSIA

Background imageKiev Collection: Golden Saint Barbara Icon Basilica Saint Michael Monastery Cathedral Kiev Ukraine

Golden Saint Barbara Icon Basilica Saint Michael Monastery Cathedral Kiev Ukraine
Saint Barbara, Saint Michael Cathedral, Kiev, Ukraine. Saint Michaels is a functioning Greek Orthodox Monastery in Kiev

Background imageKiev Collection: The Virgin Orans, c. 1037. Artist: Byzantine Master

The Virgin Orans, c. 1037. Artist: Byzantine Master
The Virgin Orans, c. 1037. Found in the collection of the Saint Sophia Cathedral, Kiev

Background imageKiev Collection: St. Michaels gold-domed cathedral, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

St. Michaels gold-domed cathedral, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe
St. Michaels Golden-Domed Monastery is a functioning monastery in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Originally built in the Middle Ages, the monastery comprises the Cathedral itself, the Refectory of St

Background imageKiev Collection: Ukraine / Kiev / Old Map 881

Ukraine / Kiev / Old Map 881
Kiev: the oldest known map

Background imageKiev Collection: Ukraine, Kyiv, Saint Volodymyr Hill Park, Overlooking The Dnieper River, Sitting Area

Ukraine, Kyiv, Saint Volodymyr Hill Park, Overlooking The Dnieper River, Sitting Area

Background imageKiev Collection: St. Michaels gold-domed cathedral, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, Europe

St. Michaels gold-domed cathedral, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: Greek fire. Miniature from the Madrid Skylitzes, 11th-12th century. Artist: Anonymous

Greek fire. Miniature from the Madrid Skylitzes, 11th-12th century. Artist: Anonymous
Greek fire. Miniature from the Madrid Skylitzes, 11th-12th century. Found in the collection of the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid

Background imageKiev Collection: View over city, the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and the Dnieper River, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, Europe

View over city, the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and the Dnieper River, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: Dynamo Kiev v Stoke City

Dynamo Kiev v Stoke City
Thursday 15th September 2011

Background imageKiev Collection: Independence Day, Ukrainian national flags flying in Maidan Nezalezhnosti

Independence Day, Ukrainian national flags flying in Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: St. Michaels Monastery, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

St. Michaels Monastery, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, Europe

Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: Caviar for sale in the market of Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, Europe

Caviar for sale in the market of Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: St. Michaels Church, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

St. Michaels Church, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: Underground Metro (Subway) in Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Underground Metro (Subway) in Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: St. Andrews Church, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

St. Andrews Church, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery

Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery, Kiev, Ukraine

Background imageKiev Collection: Russia / 968 / Bulgarians

Russia / 968 / Bulgarians
A Russian force, led by Svyatoslav, Prince of Kiev, hired at great expense by Byzantine emperor Nicephorus II Phocas, defeats the Bulgarian armies

Background imageKiev Collection: Illuminated world globe in Maidan Nezalezhnosti, (Independence Square) Kiev, Ukraine

Illuminated world globe in Maidan Nezalezhnosti, (Independence Square) Kiev, Ukraine

Background imageKiev Collection: Thursday Night Clash: Dynamo Kiev vs. Stoke City (September 15, 2011)

Thursday Night Clash: Dynamo Kiev vs. Stoke City (September 15, 2011)
Thursday 15th September 2011

Background imageKiev Collection: Orthodox Icon of Mary and Jesus, St. Volodymyrs Cathedral, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine

Orthodox Icon of Mary and Jesus, St. Volodymyrs Cathedral, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine

Background imageKiev Collection: Statue of Anne of Kiev (Anna Jaroslawna) at the Royal Abbey of St. Vincent in Senlis

Statue of Anne of Kiev (Anna Jaroslawna) at the Royal Abbey of St. Vincent in Senlis. Found in the collection of Senlis, Oise, France

Background imageKiev Collection: Thursday's Europa League Showdown: Dynamo Kiev vs. Stoke City (September 15, 2011)

Thursday's Europa League Showdown: Dynamo Kiev vs. Stoke City (September 15, 2011)
Thursday 15th September 2011

Background imageKiev Collection: The baptism of the residents of Kiev in 988. Artist: Lebedev, Klavdi Vasilyevich (1852-1916)

The baptism of the residents of Kiev in 988. Artist: Lebedev, Klavdi Vasilyevich (1852-1916)
The baptism of the residents of Kiev in 988. Private Collection

Background imageKiev Collection: The Synaxis of the Saints of the Kiev Caves, Second Half of the 18th cen Artist: Russian icon

The Synaxis of the Saints of the Kiev Caves, Second Half of the 18th cen Artist: Russian icon
The Synaxis of the Saints of the Kiev Caves, Second Half of the 18th cen.. Found in the collection of the Monastery of the Caves, Kiev

Background imageKiev Collection: Ukraine, Kyiv, Pechersak Lavra, Monastery of the Caves, Orthodox Christian Monastery

Ukraine, Kyiv, Pechersak Lavra, Monastery of the Caves, Orthodox Christian Monastery, Preeminent Center Of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Named One Of The Seven Wonders Of Ukraine

Background imageKiev Collection: St. Sophias Cathedral, Sofiyivska Square, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine

St. Sophias Cathedral, Sofiyivska Square, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine

Background imageKiev Collection: Painted eggs Souvenirs, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine

Painted eggs Souvenirs, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine

Background imageKiev Collection: St. Sophias Cathedral, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine

St. Sophias Cathedral, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine

Background imageKiev Collection: St. Andrews Orthodox Church, Podil, Kiev, Ukraine

St. Andrews Orthodox Church, Podil, Kiev, Ukraine

Background imageKiev Collection: Campaign to Chersonesos by Vladimir the Great, 1904

Campaign to Chersonesos by Vladimir the Great, 1904. Private Collection

Background imageKiev Collection: Independence day, Ukrainian national flags in the square outside St. Sophia Cathedral

Independence day, Ukrainian national flags in the square outside St. Sophia Cathedral, Kiev, Ukraine

Background imageKiev Collection: St. Michaels Golden-Domed Monastery, Kiev

St. Michaels Golden-Domed Monastery, Kiev
St. Michaels Golden-Domed Monastery is a functioning monastery in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Originally built in the Middle Ages, the monastery comprises the Cathedral itself, the Refectory of St

Background imageKiev Collection: Funicular, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Funicular, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: Ukraine / Kiev / St Nicolas

Ukraine / Kiev / St Nicolas
Kiev: Church of St Nicolas, Lavra

Background imageKiev Collection: Monument to Princess Olha (Olga) at Mykhaylivska Square in front of St

Monument to Princess Olha (Olga) at Mykhaylivska Square in front of St. Michaels Monastery, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: Symbol of Kiev statue, Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Symbol of Kiev statue, Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: Saint Hyacinth carrying an image of the Virgin

Saint Hyacinth carrying an image of the Virgin
Hyacinth, Silesian saint who escaped from the flames of Kiev during an attack on a monastery by the Tartars because he was carrying an image of the Virgin. His feast day is 17 August

Background imageKiev Collection: Our Lady of the Great Panagia (Orante), Early 13th cen Artist: Russian icon

Our Lady of the Great Panagia (Orante), Early 13th cen Artist: Russian icon
Our Lady of the Great Panagia (Orante), Early 13th cen.. Found in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Background imageKiev Collection: Metropolitan Theognostus of Kiev, Early 20th cen Artist: Russian icon

Metropolitan Theognostus of Kiev, Early 20th cen Artist: Russian icon
Metropolitan Theognostus of Kiev, Early 20th cen.. From a private collection

Background imageKiev Collection: Motherland Statue (Rodina Mat), Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Motherland Statue (Rodina Mat), Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: Vydubychi Monastery, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Vydubychi Monastery, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: Kiev Theatre

Kiev Theatre
The theatre, Kiev. Date: 1911

Background imageKiev Collection: Statue of Volodymyr the Great above Dnieper River, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Statue of Volodymyr the Great above Dnieper River, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: A clock tower in Podil district, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

A clock tower in Podil district, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: Soviet era architecture on vul Kreshchatyk, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Soviet era architecture on vul Kreshchatyk, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageKiev Collection: The Refectory Church

The Refectory Church, Mikhaylovsky Monastery, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe




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Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine, is a treasure trove of history and culture. Nestled on the banks of the mighty Dnieper River, this enchanting city offers breathtaking views from Saint Volodymyr Hill Park. As you sit in the serene sitting area, you can admire Our Lady of Vladimir, a beguiling 12th-century icon that holds immense religious significance. The Golden Saint Barbara Icon Basilica and Saint Michael Monastery Cathedral are architectural marvels that showcase Kiev's rich heritage. The gleaming gold domes of St. Michaels gold-domed cathedral stand tall against the skyline, reminding visitors of its grandeur. For history buffs, an old map dating back to 881 reveals Kiev's ancient roots and its importance throughout time. The Byzantine Master's masterpiece, The Virgin Orans from c. 1037 captivates with its intricate details and artistic brilliance. It also has tales to tell about warfare as depicted in the miniature artwork showcasing Greek fire from Madrid Skylitzes during the 11th-12th century - a reminder of past conflicts overcome by resilience. Strolling through St. Michaels Monastery or gazing at panoramic views over the city from Kiev-Pechersk Lavra will leave you awe-inspired by their beauty and spiritual ambiance. Sports enthusiasts can catch exciting matches like Dynamo Kiev v Stoke City while soaking up Ukrainian pride on Independence Day when national flags flutter proudly in Maidan Nezalezhnosti square. With such diverse attractions and cultural landmarks scattered across this vibrant metropolis, it comes as no surprise that Kiev continues to capture hearts with its timeless charm.