Solovetsky Island: Faith and Terror

Nils Kraus - Jan 28, 2008
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The Solovetsky Islands (Solovki) are an archipelago situated north of St. Petersburg, Russia. There are about 100 islands, inhabited by only 1400 people. Greater Solovetsky Island is the biggest, on which the famous medieval monastery and Kremlin is built. Its beginnings as a religious center date to the mid 15th century when in 1436 the monastery was founded. There is a whole other side to this place too – in 1920 Solovetsky Camp became the first Soviet concentration camp...

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