Russia - Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands

"The Solovetsky archipelago comprises six islands in the western part of the White Sea, covering 300 km2. 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." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
View of Solovetsky Monastery is located on Solovetsky island in the White Sea. Matching stamp used. Thanks to Anasty of Russia.




Postcard 2
A nice reflecting view postcard of of Slovetsky convent on the Solovetskie islands in Beloye Sea in the north of Russia. Nice stamps including matching stamp of the Convent. Thanks again to Olga of Russia.




Postcard 3
Solovetksy reflection. Thanks to Sveta of Russia.

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