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In St. Sophia Cathedral of Kiev found unique vintage painting

To recover the relic, the reserve “Sophia of Kyiv” we need half a million hryvnia

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Unique vintage painting found in the St. Sophia Cathedral of Kiev. Sketched 50 years of Soviet restorers, not seeing biblical scenes anything of value. Now to recover the relic, the reserve “Sophia of Kyiv” we need half a million hryvnia.

At the top of the St. Sophia Cathedral under a dense layer of dark paint hiding old painting of 18-19 centuries. It was forgotten for more than half a century, even, believed lost forever

Restorer Anatoliy Ostapchuk considers the shaded arches of the Cathedral and wants to climb them – to remove the paint and open painting people.

These dark spots instead of painting got here sixty years ago. Soviet restorers left in the Cathedral only the old image – from the eleventh century, later painted scenes. Not to distract from the most ancient frescoes.

It’s photographs of Soviet restorers. They were made to report on their work. Described painting those who paint in the fifties, not seeing the value.

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