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    • Solovki Archipelago: Christian Holy Site and Soviet Prison
    • Solovki Archipelago: Christian Holy Site and Soviet Prison
    • Solovki Archipelago: Christian Holy Site and Soviet Prison
    • Solovki Archipelago: Christian Holy Site and Soviet Prison
    • Solovki Archipelago: Christian Holy Site and Soviet Prison
    • Solovki Archipelago: Christian Holy Site and Soviet Prison
    • Solovki Archipelago: Christian Holy Site and Soviet Prison
    • Solovki Archipelago: Christian Holy Site and Soviet Prison
    • Solovki Archipelago: Christian Holy Site and Soviet Prison
    • Solovki Archipelago: Christian Holy Site and Soviet Prison
    • Solovki Archipelago: Christian Holy Site and Soviet Prison
    • Solovki Archipelago: Christian Holy Site and Soviet Prison
    • Solovki Archipelago: Christian Holy Site and Soviet Prison
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    The monastery was founded in 1436 by the monk Zosima.

    The Solovetsky Islands are an archipelago located in the Onega Bay of the Russia's White Sea.

    The Solovetsky Islands are an archipelago located in the Onega Bay of the Russia's White Sea. A seemingly inhospitable and sparsely populated land, it serves as a home to the Solovetsky Monastery complex, one of Russia's most prominent religious centers which in Soviet times served as a prison.

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