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Revered Monasteries and Dreaded Prison Camps: Solovetskiye Islands

In the early 18th century, the Golgotha-Raspyatsky (Calvary-Crucifixion) priory was established on Anzer Island. In 1923, the monastery was closed, and the Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp (SLON) – the largest Soviet prison camp of the 1920s – opened on the islands.
In the early 18th century, the Golgotha-Raspyatsky (Calvary-Crucifixion) priory was established on Anzer Island. In 1923, the monastery was closed, and the Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp (SLON) – the largest Soviet prison camp of the 1920s – opened on the islands.



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RIA NovostiRevered Monasteries and Dreaded Prison Camps: Solovetskiye IslandsRevered Monasteries and Dreaded Prison Camps: Solovetskiye Islands

20:15 13/09/2013 The Solovetskiye Islands in the White Sea in the north of Russia are an archipelago of six large islands in the mouth of Onega Bay. A restricted national park area is located on Greater Solovetsky Island.>>

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