Ukraine is a huge nation in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox places of worship, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, includes the gold-domed St. Sophia's Cathedral, with eleventh century mosaics and frescoes. Disregarding the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra religious community mind boggling, a Christian journey site lodging Scythian tomb relics and mausoleums containing preserved Orthodox priests.