Cultural and Historic Ensemble 
of the Solovetsky Islands (1992)
Russia

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The Solovetsky archipelago comprises six islands in the western part of the White Sea, covering 300 sq. km. They have been inhabited since the 5th century B.C. and important traces of a human presence from as far back as the 5th millennium B.C. can be found there. The archipelago has been the site of fervent monastic activity since the 15th century, and there are several churches dating from the 16th to the 19th century.
  • Russia 2003. The Solovetsky Zosima and Savvatii Monastery of the Transfiguration of Our Savior was founded at the end of the 1420s and started by Reverend Zosima, Savvatii and German of Solovets.

Russia 2003. Solovetsky Zosima and Savvatii Monastery ofthe Transfiguratin of Our Saviour.

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Other World Heritage Sites in Russia (on this web site). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Russia-section, for further information on such sites. 

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