The Czech Republic raises funds for the restoration of Ukrainian church that burned down yesterday

29 October, 09:18
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A fire in Prague almost completely destroyed the wooden church of St. Michael, which was brought to the Czech capital from Ukraine in 1929.

"According to the newly published information of the representative of the Magistrate of Prague, Vit Hoffman, a public fundraising for the restoration of the church will be announced tomorrow," Ukrainian Ambassador to the Czech Republic Yevhen Perebyinis wrote on Twitter on October 28.

According to the ambassador, the restoration of this unique monument is a matter of honor for all of us.

As RISU has reported, firefighters arrived on October 28 at about 15:00 in Kinský Garden in Prague, where the Orthodox wooden church of St. Michael was burning. The fire completely destroyed the church. None of the people was hurt. The cause of the fire is being established.

St. Michael's Church is a wooden church built in the second half of the XVII century in Ukraine. In the first half of the XX century, the church was dismantled and moved to Kinský Garden, where it became part of the collection of the Ethnographic Museum.

The church is built in the boykiv style with elements of folk baroque. It is about 14 meters long and eight meters wide. The height of the tower was about 17 meters. Since 2008, the church has been used by the Orthodox Church.