Published On: Tue, Feb 13th, 2018

The Tragic Fall of Solovetsky Monastery: From Religious Order to Labor Camp

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A photo of the Solovetsky Monastery

Located on the Solovetsky Islands of Russia’s White Sea, the Solovetsky Monastery is a fortified monastic complex that dates back to the 15th century. Initially, the monastery was home to a small community of Russian Orthodox monks, though over time, this grew into one of the largest and most important monasteries in Russia. 

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