Restoration of the Assumption Cathedral began at the beginning of the XIX century. The drawings “The facade of the large cathedral church” presents us with a general view of the western facade almost as it was after the repair of 1720-1729.
Minor discrepancies relate to the decoration of pediments – their forms and decor are changed in relation to the decision of the 30s of the XVIII century. Somewhat different decor and framing window and door openings.
1809-1810 Restoration and gilding of the main iconostasis of the cathedral, as well as restoration and new painting of some fragments of the Assumption Cathedral.
1810 Regarding the general appearance of the temple, I. M. Dolgoruky reports: “At the gates of the church, you also see the multitude of external painting and stucco work . All the walls are painted, and the heads of which are of several different sizes, all gold, as if burning with fire. ”
1847 Drawings of the western facade of this period almost repeats the image of the beginning of the XIX century. with the exception of the interpretation of some of the decorative details of stucco decoration and the passage in the center and side gables of the figure.
1840-1842 The attempt of the monastic leadership and Metropolitan Philaret to restore church painting with the help of Irinarch did not find support from Nicholas I, after which a commission was appointed that decided the future decoration of the church.
1843 After the evaluation and recommendations of Academician Solntsev on the existing painting and its renovation, Nicholas I approves his proposals.
On October 19, 1843, Metropolitan Philaret “informed” the Holy Synod of the completion of the work.
1869 Beginning of repair work on the facades Assumption Cathedral, during which plaster stumbles on large planes of the walls. Scientific observations are performed by academician P. Lashkarev.
1885 Cast-iron flooring is removed for the installation of oak parquet and underfloor heating system. During these works in the interior reveals a lot of graves.
1886 Completion of work on the arrangement of the new floor and the decision of the commission to destroy the existing painting and the beginning of repair work on the facades: “… all the walls … rewrite according to the program that was in common use in the X-XI centuries in Greece and then in Russian churches. ”
1887 After the Commission made its decision by the Church-Archaeological Society and the Synod, work on the decoration of the church in the Byzantine style is entrusted to V. Vasnetsov.
1893 The Spiritual Cathedral of Lavra takes a decision on the post renovation works and the execution of new painting. In the interior, together with the plaster, the existing painting is lost. Scientific management is carried out by architect V. Nikolaev. During the works, 5 second-tier windows are expanded and steam heating and ventilation are reconstructed. A new floor is made of metal tiles, on the choirs under the floor instead of wooden beams, metal ones are made.
1894 After the refusal of V. Vasnetsov to paint the interiors of the cathedral, further guidance was entrusted to V. Vereshchagin and academician of architecture S. N. Lazarev-Stanischev. The draft of the painting according to the layout of the plots, developed by the Kiev Metropolitan Ioniky, is approved.
1897 Metal platforms on the south and north facades are designed by E. Ermakov. After the implementation of these projects, the appearance of the cathedral remained unchanged to the destruction of the building in 1941.
1897 Paintings in the domes of the cathedral and the upper part of the walls of the interiors are completed.
1901 Vereshchagin completes the “painting”, the interior of the forest is sorted out. But the general approval of the new painting in the community has not received.
1923 The Museum of Cults and Life opens on the territory of the Monastery. 1926 The museum is reorganized into the State Historical and Cultural Reserve.
1929 Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, as a monastic general wholesale community, was abolished. The Assumption Cathedral houses a museum exhibition and museum funds.
1930 Exterior paintings on the facades Assumption Cathedral zamelyuyutsya.
1937 Study of the cathedral (measurements, examination under the guidance of I. Morgilevsky).
1941 As a result of the explosion, the Assumption Cathedral of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra was destroyed.
1943-1944 The reserve on the territory of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra restores its existence.