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Monastery of the Kiev Caves

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The '''Kiev Pechersk Lavra''' (In Ukrainian: Києво-Печерська лавра; in Russian: Киево-Печерская Лавра) is a major Orthodox [[monastery]] located in Kiev, Ukraine, also referred to as the '''Monastery of the Kiev Caves'''. Founded during the times of Kievan Rus' (1051 A.D.), the monastery has remained a major center of Orthodox Christianity in the Slavic world. The monastery also serves as the residence of Metropolitan [[Vladimir (Sabodan) of Kiev]], head of the autonomous [[Church of Ukraine]] (UOC-MP).
[[Image:Kyiv-PecherskLavra.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Kiev Pechersk Lavra]]

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