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The Solovetsky Monastery is a monastery The SOLOVETSKIY MONASTERY

It located on the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea in northern Russia. It was one of the largest Christian citadels in northern Russia before. It was converted into a Soviet prison and labor camp in 1926–39, and served as a prototype for the camps of the Gulag system. The monastery has experienced several major changes and military sieges. Its most important structures date from the 16th century, when Filip Kolychev was its hegumen (comparable to an abbot). The SOLOVETSKIY MONASTERY

The Solovetsky Monastery was founded in 1436 by the monk Zosima, however, monks German and Savvatiy from the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery lived on the island from 1429 to 1436, and are considered to be co-founders of the monastery. Zosima later became the first hegumen of the monastery. After Marfa Boretskaya, wife of the posadnik of Novgorod. Donated her lands at Kem and Summa to the monastery in 1450. The monastery quickly enlarged its holdings, which was situated strategically on the shores of the White Sea. The SOLOVETSKIY MONASTERY

In the 15th and 16th centuries, the monastery extended its commercial activities, becoming an economic. Political center of the White Sea region. This included saltworks (in the 1660s, it owned 54 of them), trapping, fishing, mica works, ironworks, pearlworks, among others. Archmandrites of the monastery were appointed by the tsar himself and the patriarch. Between the 16th and the early 20th centuries, the monastery was also a place of exile for the opponents of autocracy and official Orthodoxy and a center of Christianizationin the north of Russia. The monastery also had a large library of manuscripts and books. The monastery garden also had some exotic flora, such as the Tibetan wild roses presented to the monks by Agvan Dorzhiev, a Lama.The SOLOVETSKIY MONASTERY

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    Spiritual feat of the Anzersky deserters of the XVII-XXI centuries Excursion to Russian Holy places

    Excursion to Russian Holy places

    "Spiritual feat of the Anzersky deserters of the XVII-XXI centuries." A visit to the Troitsky and Golgofo-Raspyat sketes. Eleazarova desert, familiarity with the former monastic tones at Cape Keng and in the Kapor Bay. Excursion to Russian Holy places

    Traveling on. Anzer includes: a pedestrian crossing of 3 km (or optional transfer by private minibus to the Varvarinsky wharf for 300 rubles per person), a sea voyage by a boat (2 hours) along the Long Guba and Anzerskaya salma and a 10-12 km walk along the . Anzer (stay at Anzere about 6 hours). The total duration is 12-14 hours, minimum group size is 20 persons

    With you you need to have: warm clothing (you can leave on the boat during the transition), a raincoat, comfortable shoes, a dry ration for 1 day, a water bottle (from a source or Golgotha ​​Lake).

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    The history of the monastery in honor of St. Apostle Andrew the First-Called on the Big Hare Island Tour to the monastery in honor of St. Apostle Andrew

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    "The history of the monastery in honor of St. Apostle Andrew the First-Called on the Big Hare Island ": a visit to Russia's first stone harbor of the 16th century, a wooden church in honor of St. Andrew the First-Called, built in 1702 by Peter I. And archaeological monuments, including stone labyrinths dating from the 2nd millennium before ad.

    Drive to B. Zayatsky island includes a sea voyage by boat (40 min) and a hiking route along B. Zayatsky Island 2 km.

    The total duration is 3 hours, minimum group 20 people.

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    Solovetsky desert of the XV-XXI centuries, the history of the monasteries, personality Travel to Solovetskiy desert Holy place in Russia

    Travel to Solovetskiy desert Holy place in Russia

    "Solovetsky desert of the XV-XXI centuries, the history of the monasteries, personality ": a visit to the Ascension of the Lord on Sekirnaya Gora, turned into a punishment cell during the Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp, a chapel in the name of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Solovetsky, familiarity with the tradition of installing cross crosses (Savvatievo is shown from the observation deck on Sekirnaya Hill);

    On the way back visit Makarieva desert - the northernmost botanical garden in Russia; access to the seacoast from the Philippkovsky cages, visiting the site of the first settlement of the Monk Zosima. A bus ride with pedestrian outlets 1-2 km across a rough terrain. Duration 4 hours, group not  less 20 people.

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    History and relics of the Solovetsky Monastery Tour to the Solovetsky Monastery

    Tour to the Solovetsky Monastery

    "History and relics of the Solovetsky Monastery": a story about the saints and devotees of the piousness of the Solovetsky Monastery, historical events of the XV-XXI centuries, visiting of the existing temples, sacristy, necropolis and fortress wall.

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