Curious facts about Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Thefts in Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra stable

Do you know that the stable of Kyiv-Pechersk Monastery, which numbered more than 60 horses, was the subject for single thefts in the 19th century?

At the beginning of 1822, grooms Kyrylo Zhyvotenko and Stepan Galushko as well as craftsman Hryhoriy Taranenko snatched and sold oats from the barn of Lavra’s stable.

However, the thieves were soon found, and Monastery’s Ecclesiastical Council forced them to pay money to compensate the losses caused by those activities.

Anna Yanenko


Captions to the illustrations:
1. View of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra from the south. 1860s
2. [Untitled]


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