Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. The World Before and After

Today, we offer you to watch the recording of the first event in the large “Byzantine Gifts” educational cycle — a roundtable discussion of the Hagia Sophia cathedral.

The status of the ancient Christian shrine is once again a topic for heated discussion today. Hagia Sophia’s fate and meaning to global culture were discussed in September at Dom Radio by guest experts from Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Munich and Athens.

The discussion was moderated by Dmitry Chernoglazov — the cycle’s curator, Candidate of Philology and lecturer at the Saint Petersburg State University.