Cyril and Methodius Monument Creation and Grand Opening
December 9, 2011
The monument in honor of Cyril and Methodius, creators of church Slavonic language and the Slavic alphabet, was established in the Leninsky district of the city of Donetsk in the Slavonic cultural center of the iron and steel plant "Dontsksteel".
Metropolitan Hilarion of Donetsk and Mariupol held a service and consecrated the monument of Christian preachers and their system of Slavic writing.
After the opening ceremony of the monument, the leaders of the city and the region, together with the clergy inspected the reconstructed cultural center, which would now be referred to as "Cyril and Methodius Slavic Cultural Centre".
The monument to Cyril and Methodius was designed and created by the Lobortas Classic Jewelry House in cooperation with the bell molders of the Donetsksteel.