1025th Anniversary of Christianization of Kyivan Rus

The commemorative coins "1025th Anniversary of Christianization of Kyivan Rus" are devoted to the introduction of Christianity as the state religion by Prince Volodymyr the Great. It is commonly known that, according to the chronicle, the mass baptism of the Kyivan population took place in 988 at the spot where the Pochaina River fell flowing into the Dnieper River. As a result, Christianity became the dominant religion in the Kyivan Rus.

Ms. Vira Rychakivska, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, has emphasized that the National Bank of Ukraine hopes to bring public attention to the spiritual values and traditions of the Ukrainian state. The central bank has issued these commemorative coins to mark the 1025th anniversary of Christianization of Kyivan Rus.

"The baptism helped unite the territory and strengthen the state of ancient Rus’, gave impetus to the development of the economy, education, spirituality. It boosted Kyivan Rus' international standing, brought about broad prospects for developing the economic and cultural ties. With the adoption of Christianity, written language spread throughout the country. Prince Volodymyr the Great built churches, schools and libraries," said Ms. Vira Rychakivska.

Mr. Mykola Kotlyar expressed his gratitude to the NBU staff for their respectful attitude to the history of Ukraine. According to him, Christianity emerged as a world religion rather than a regional one, which gave a boost to interstate and overseas communication. The adoption of Christianity brought the Kyivan Rus closer to the European culture. It allowed the Kyivan Rus to deepen and develop its own culture. The scientist drew a parallel between present and past and expressed hope that while drawing lessons from history Ukrainians would gain a better understanding of the European traditions and values without ignoring their own spiritual values.

Ukraine 2013 1025th Anniversary of Christianization of Kyivan Rus Silver
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1025th Anniversary of Christianization of Kyivan Rus
1025th Anniversary of Christianization of Kyivan Rus

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Ukraine 2013 1025th Anniversary of Christianization of Kyivan Rus Silver
Ukraine 2013 1025th Anniversary of Christianization of Kyivan Rus Silver
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UA593CM2
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€150
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3500
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0.925
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62.2g
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0.999
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0.000449g
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50mm
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Ag 925, 62.2 g and the National Bank of Ukraine Mint logotype
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