Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine, is a significant architectural monument of Kievan Rus', known for its remarkable architecture and historical importance. Built in the 11th century by Yaroslav the Wise, it served as a cultural, political, and religious center, hosting important events like the coronation of grand princes. The cathedral blends Byzantine and Ukrainian Baroque styles and houses the world's largest collection of 11th-century mosaics and frescoes, including the famous Virgin Orans. Today, it remains an active church and a symbol of Ukraine's heritage, attracting visitors and hosting major events.

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