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Solovetsky Monastery
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The Solovetsky Monastery (Spaso Preobraženskii Soloveckii monastyr’), with the Redeemer Cathedral of the Transfiguration, is the most famous monastery of northern Russia (Russian monasteries); it was founded on the Solovetsky Islands in 1436 by St. German (died 1479/1484), who lived there from 1429 to 1435 together with St. Savvattii (died Sep 27, 1435) and St. Zossima. By 1450 the monastery had already been given the entire archipelago; later it also received extensive mainland properties. Cenobitic since the time of Zossima, it became a stavropigial monastery…

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Troitski, Aleksandr N., “Solovetsky Monastery”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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