The great and magnificent Solovetsky Islands, which are usually called Solovki for short include six islands. They can be found in the White Sea in northern Russia, in a deserted area very close to the Arctic Circle. It’s quite hard to get there even in our time, that’s why years ago it this place was used by the government (tsars or the Soviet leaders) as a land for unwanted people to be exhaled. Solovki have seen a lot of cruelty during their long and full life, but in this part of our story we will touch on the positive
aspects of its history, leaving the narration negative experiences for the next time. Solovki used to be and now are one of the most famous places with monasteries and churches. For several decades of the Soviet reign the islands were used only as a location of brutal prison camps, but nowadays they reclaimed their status of a spiritual place and now this place is mecca for tourists and a home for a number of monks. Click more and find a lot of really astonishing facts about the area.