To Ukraine from Germany arrived the letter of Peter I

В Украину из Германии прибыла грамота Петра I

The size of the handwritten letters 80х58 cm

The document was sent to the national reserve Sophia of Kyiv, where soon it will be presented to visitors.

Historical document – diploma of the Russian Tsar Peter I from 1708, arrived last night from Germany to Ukraine. This was announced by the Minister of culture Yevhen Nyshchuk on his page in Facebook on Saturday, April 13.

“Tonight there was an extraordinary event – from Germany arrived in Ukraine a unique cultural value, historical document – the letter of Peter I the Artifact, dated 1708 year, was lost during the Second world war, and from the late 50’s was in the library of the Institute of East European history and regional studies of the University of Tuebingen (Federal state of Baden-württemberg),” wrote Nischuk.

The Minister personally with his Deputy Tamara Mazur met the letter at the Boryspil airport and has published a photo from the event.

According to Nyshchuk, it is “extremely interesting handwritten parchment”, size 80х58 cm silver-plated frame. The document was sent to the national reserve Sophia of Kyiv, where soon it will be presented to visitors.

The Minister of culture also said that, according to historians, this document speaks volumes “about the annexation of the Ukrainian local Church Muscovy”. “Because it has the caveat of Peter I that Moscow has had strong fears that the Kyiv metropolis back under the government of Constantinople” – he explained.

We will remind, on March 14, the state Secretary of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany Walter Lindner, gave the Ambassador of Ukraine in Germany Andrey Melnik letter of Peter I on the appointment of the Metropolitan of Kiev. The ceremony was held at the German foreign Ministry in Berlin.

Earlier it became known that in Ukraine from the USA will return to the canvas of artist Mikhail Panin, taken during the Second world war from the Dnipropetrovsk art Museum. The picture is called “the Secret departure of Ivan the terrible before the oprichnina.”

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