The cultural policy of the USSR was based on militant
atheism. Many national sacred places built in Kyiv
Rus were destroyed: Pyrogoscha Church in Podil, Zolotoverkhyi
Mykhailivskyi (Golden-domed St. Michael's) Cathedral,
Uspenskyi Cathedral (the Assumption Cathedral) in
Lavra - and many others.
The award "Bronzova Oranta" ("Bronze
Oranta") at the I All-Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Film Festival; the honorable diploma of the USSR Union
of Filmmakers, 1989.