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Askold's Grave

Askold's GraveAskold's Grave is situated in the park on the right bank of the Dnieper in the burial place of Prince Askold. According to legend, the princes Askold and Dir were killed in this place, but the body of Dir, in contrast to Askold, was buried not in the place of his death.

Each year millions of tourists from all over the world come to the place of burial of the Grand Prince of Kiev to see the burial place of one of the first princes of Kiev.

Askold's Grave has long been surrounded by the wall; the burial itself was in the basement, built in the form of a sarcophagus, and over the grave of the Church of St. Nicholas. At the present time there is the temple.

Starting from the XVIII century, there was the cemetery around the Askold's Grave where there were buried many famous people of Kiev, and during the Second World War and the occupation of Kiev Nazis turned it into a German cemetery. After theAskold's Grave. Ukraine Great Patriotic War, on the cemetery there began to bury the men who died during the heroic liberation of Kiev, but later their dust was reburied in the Park of Glory.

Currently, Askold's Grave is located in the large park complex. Every year, monks from the monastery of St. Nicholas, which is in charge of burial, make the religious procession in this sacred place.

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