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Excellent Film About Russia's Amazing Solovetsky Monastery In A Sea Near The Arctic Circle


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Last summer RBTH produced a remarkable series of articles, photo essays, and a documentary film, collectively titled the "Solovki Project" about the Solovetsky monastery (Wikipedia) located in Russia's far north, on an island in the White Sea, (Wikipedia), close to the Arctic circle.  

The monastery is on the same parallel as northern Finland, from which it is not far.

A monk from the islands - scene from the film

Known as "Solovki", the monastery was one of Russia's most important until the revolution, a popular Christian tourist and pilgrimage destination, and then was converted to one of the most notorious GULAGs, and in the last two decades it has emerged again as an important monastery which attracts many tourists during the summer months.

The monastery now contains an impressive museum about the concentration camp which was located there.

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