Solovetsky Monastery

Solovetsky Monastery

Solovetsky Monastery

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Solovetsky Monastery () was the greatest citadel of Christianity in the Russian North before being turned into a special Soviet prison and labor camp (1926–1939), which served as a prototype for the GULag system. Situated on the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea, the monastery braved many changes of fortune and military sieges. Its most important structures date from the 16th century, when Filip Kolychev was its hegumen.

History

Solovetsky Monastery was founded in 1429 by the monks Gherman (Herman) and Savvatiy (Sabbatius) from Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. After Novgorodian Marfa Boretskaya donated her lands at Kem and Summa to the monastery in 1450, the monastery quickly enlarged its estate, which was situated on the shores of the White Sea and the rivers falling into it. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Solovetsky Monastery extended its producing and commercial activity, becoming an economic and political center of the White Sea region. Its business activities included saltworks (in the 1660s, it owned 54 of them), seafood production, trapping, fishery, mica works, ironworks, pearl works etc., which engaged a large population in the area. Archmandrites of the monastery were appointed by the tsar himself and the patriarch. Peter the Great visited the Solovetsky Island in 1694. 

By the 17th century, Solovetsky Monastery had already had some 350 monks, 600-700 servant, artisans and peasants. In the 1650s and 1660s, the monastery was one of the strongholds of...
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