Problemy i tendencje ochrony zabytków sakralnych na Ukrainie
Issues and tendencies of protecting historic religious buildings in Ukraine
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Since time immemorial Ukraine has been the center of Eastern Christianity. Many temples were built in Kiev and towns nearby. The ones which survived until this day are treated as the most valuable national historic objects. In the whole country, despite the fact that religious life was being ruined in various periods, especially in the east during Soviet times, many religious historic objects exist. After Ukraine regained independence, the number of voices favoring the protection of cultural heritage began increasing. An appropriate legislation system was created, the state and individual regions readily started joining in to protect and restore historic objects, believers commenced helping with the work related with religious objects. Many good examples of church, orthodox church, monastery and wooden religious architecture restoration can be given. However, the consciousness of congregations and the representatives of the clergy is not always at theappropriate standard. Frequently, the urge to make a profit, the use of wrong technology, or the dishonesty of contractors lead historic objects – the witnesses of our history – to destruction. To improve the level of protection of historic religious objects, the dialogue between society and the clergy has to be broadened, specialists’ activity in the field must be supported, and legalregulations need to be refined.
- architekt, doktor ekonomii, dyrektor Państwowego Historyczno-Architektonicznego Rezerwatu w Żółkwi (Ukraina). Wykłada nauki ekonomiczne w Wyższej Szkole Zarządzania i Administracji w Zamościu. Autor ponad 20 prac z dziedziny regionalistyki i ochrony zabytków.
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