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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Prince Volodymyr's remains returned to Kyiv

By Aussiegirl

Ukrainian prince's remains brought home

The remains of the 11th Century Kievan prince Vladimir were scheduled to be returned Sunday to the Monastery of the Caves in the Ukrainian capital.

The Ukrainian Orthodox church prelate, Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine, is taking the remnants from the Rostov-on-Don diocese in Russia, where they have been since the 1980s, the Russian news agency Novosti reported.

Prince Vladimir introduced the kingdom of Kievan Rus to Christianity in the 10th century. His remains were lost until an archaeological find in 1635.

Before World War II, they were leant to Moscow to be studied.


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