St. Sophia Cathedral is one of the main cultural monuments of Ukraine. It’s a must visit for tourists and a favorite place to take a walk for locals.
For centuries, Sophia's "health" has been supported by patrons, including Yaroslav the Wise, Ivan Mazepa, and UNESCO.
In 2020, Darnitsa teamed up with the Zagoriy Foundation to help the National Sanctuary "Sophia of Kyiv". The company donated the sanctuary the Biodry device to fight rising damp and preserve 1,000-year old frescoes. This technology already protects cultural and artistic heritage around the world: the Enzo Ferrari Museum, the castle in Malbork, the Parliament building in Italy, and the Historical Museum in Oradea. The same system will now help save the frescoes of the Sophia of Kyiv from excessive moisture.
By taking care of Sophia, Darnitsa preserves the monument for this and future generations.
The foundation of Sophia of Kyiv is laidPrince Volodymyr the Great
Сompletion of construction and consecration of the thronePrince Yaroslav the Wise
Restoration of the cathedralMetropolitan Petro Mohyla
Restoration and reconstruction, construction of new buildings around the cathedralHetman Ivan Mazepa
Equipment of St. Sophia of Kyiv with the Biodry system against the capillary rising damp, which will preserve the original mosaics, frescoes and graffiti of the cathedral for future generationsPharmaceutical company Darnitsa
Unknown saintPart of the fresco "The hippodrome".
Paul the ApostlePictured in the side altar of Saints Peter and Paul
John the BaptistPictured in the side altar of Saints Peter and Paul
The Emperor's LodgePart of the fresco "The hippodrome".
Fresco “The Hippodrome”The plot is based on the meeting of Princess Olga with Emperor Constantine the Crimson at the Constantinople Hippodrome.
Jacob Fighting the AngelPictured on the arch in front of the apse of the northern slope.