Recently, domestic archaeologists made ​​the discovery , which seems to be
dot the В«iВ» in the matter of the early buildings of the oldest in Europe
Christian church . In one of the frescoes have found an inscription , of which
indicated that the cathedral was laid in 1011 .

That is, two years later, we will celebrate the millennium after its "birth".
But here's the question: does not fail if an architectural complex of the ground after
how opposite it, across the road, yet another otgrohayut
the planned ten-VIP-bungalow for 200 apartments. According to information
which increasingly appears in the media, the first tower could collapse under the
which now flows underground is a creek, or bottled whole lake.
Water, this was the result of improper construction areas around the
architectural ensemble. Experts say that over the past few
years the water level rose under him nearly two meters. But if they start
and yet another "brick" to build in dangerous proximity to the monument, then chances
survive in the Hagia Sophia will not do. According to the hydrogeologist
Victor Neshvayko, none of this would be, whether modern architects
developers and lovers of history and the patriots of the city. "All the problems
with the accumulation of water under some buildings Sofia - neither more nor less than gross
miscalculations of those who planned modern buildings around the cathedral: they pit
deeper than it should be dug, there is no foundation so cheated, not the tube
diameter and quality of paved, etc. As a result a small
artificial cave, gradually fills with water, which, in turn,
looking for a way and it could undercut the foundation of the same bell, - says
geologist, adding that any new building near the shrine - a threat to its existence
as such. " Many remember what effort it took to prevent the public
construction of underground parking and superbasseyna with a fitness center almost
on the reserve. During the heyday of Stalinist ideology,
when destroy the church, in modern terms, it was fashionable, Saint Sophia
could comprehend the fate of St. Michael's Cathedral, but apparently God
is because they do not allow it. There is a legend that tells
guides, that the protection of the cathedral stood the French, who remembered that
Yaroslav's daughter, Anne, once the rules of France, and pretty good rule.
They are there in his talk, took counsel and sent a delegation in 1935
to Stalin, which was headed by Romain Rolland, a good attitude to the October
revolution. He is in private conversation, and persuaded the chief to refuse the demolition of the temple.
Today, all shout loudly about the crisis, but, as history shows,
they are crises, with an enviable cycles appear as well as pass. Losing
because of sloppiness and greed Hagia Sophia, we make up for the loss of
can not, nor be able to explain to posterity, as they were able to prevent this.
Having survived the turmoil, the Tatar-Mongol invasion, Uniate, the Bolsheviks and the Nazis,
council can not move from its current independence of the architectural delights
and so anxious attitude to history.

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