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Oster

In order to get to by a picturesque road, for instance from Kyiv, one should turn leading to Vyshgorod, and turn left on the dam. Further one should move to the north, to the crossroads. The turn right brings one. Oster is a town founded as far back as 1098 by prince Vladimir Monomakh. Here in part there has been preserved a sanctuary of the pre-Mongol period – St. George’s Church (12 th cent.). The first temple was built as long ago as the 11 th century. With time the wooden church tumbled down and was replaced by a brick one. Unfortunately, no one takes care of this architectural monument so it has quite a deplorable appearance, though here and there fragments of ancient frescoes have been preserved…

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