Legendary Church of St. George in Kyiv Burned Down by Russians
A cherished church that survived both world wars was set on fire by Russian troops as they advanced on Kyiv. The Church of St. George stood proudly for 150 years before it was destroyed. One local resident called the Russians "bloodthirsty.” Meanwhile, images of the mass exodus of refugees on crowded train platforms are resurrecting painful memories of World War II. Ukrainians fled for their lives in the snow across a bombed out bridge — an evacuation similar to one captured in a 1945 photograph.