A Kyivan but not a Ukrainian

Tales from Kyiv during the Ukraine War

Zoloti Vorota (Golden Gate), Kyiv 2022. Photo by Author

A chilled Autumn wind blows up the Svyatoslavsky ravine rising and turning its ascent on Afanasivskyy Yar to strike the protective walls of Medieval Kyiv where it again turns and flows its way down and through the Zoloti Vorota (Golden Gate) entering the heavily-guarded city and blowing the cassock of a priest as he enters St. Sophia Cathedral for Vespers. The greens of…



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