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Solovetsky Monastery, Solovki (Russia) - Travel Guide

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Uploaded on Apr 3, 2011

Take a tour of Solovetsky Monastery in Solovki, Russia -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

Located on the Solovetsky Islands, a small archipelago in Solovki, Russia, is the Solovetsky Monastery.

The site was founded by two monks in the 1400s and after a generous land donation the monastery was substantially expanded.

The secluded location of the islands was a perfect stronghold throughout the Livonian, Crimian and Russian Civil Wars.

The surrounding walls are four to six meters in thickness and encompass the village where the monastery is located.

A source of great pride for the monks inhabiting the monastery were the expansive manicured grounds and gardens.

Solovetsky Monastery and village now cover all the Solovetsky Islands and are open for visitors and pilgrims.

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