Restoration works and measures to bring the sacred monuments order to celebrate the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Kyiv Rus are completed almost in all regions of Ukraine, culture minister of Ukraine Leonid Novokhatko told a briefing after the Cabinet’s meeting, ForUm correspondent reports.

As minister noted, large-scale restoration works have been carried out on some objects of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Monastery, St. Sophia Cathedral, Cathedral of St Michael and St Elias Orthodox nunnery.

In addition, according to Novohatko, some non-religious objects were also restored, in particular monument to Prince Vladimir, Princess Olga, as well as the area around the monument to the Magdeburg Law - formerly the lower monument to Baptism of Rus.

He stressed the Government allocated 47 million UAH for restoration works. "However, I can only report for the budget, since many works have been carried out by volunteers and paid for by international agencies and individuals."

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