American embassy fund on preservation of cultural heritage will grant 48 thousand USD to 'Sophia Kyivska', the director general of the national preserve Nelly Kukovalska informed during the solemn ceremony on 1000 anniversary of 'Sophia'. The means will be directed to restoration of authentic XII century mosaics of Mykhailo cathedral.

Kukovalska noted that the national preserve invited Italian renovator Marc Santi, and that a movie would be shot about restoration works.

"The works on transfer of mosaics on the base of light modern metals will save the unique monument in its original form," US Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft said in his turn. He also noted that the American embassy fund received applications from 90 countries. The project of the national preserve 'Sophia Kyivska' has become one of the winners. According to the Ambassador, Ukraine has got more grants from the embassy fund than any other European country.

Earlier the deputy culture minister Tymophey Kohan informed that the government allocated 9 million 208 thousand UAH for restoration works of the national preserve 'Sophia kyivksa'.

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