Monday, June 09, 2008

President visited Solovetsky Monastery

In Russia President Viktor Yushchenko visited GULAG Museum situated on the territory of Solovetsky Monastery (Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russian Federation). President's press office reports.
Staying at Bolshoy Solovetsky Island President put flowers near the Monument to GULAG victims and near the statue of the last Koshovyi Otaman of the Zaporozhian Host Petro Kalnyshevsky.
Then President Yushchenko took a tour of the monastery and took part in a liturgy commemorating establishers of it.


Vasyl said...

A number of years ago a journalist friend of mine was working with Vakhtan Kipiani on his program called Podviyniy Dokaz or Double Proof where they did a program on the Solovetsky Monastery. Upon her return from spending time up there shooting she returned and I gathered some friends and she showed us her pictures from that trip. It was pretty pretty haunting as we went thorough over a hundred photographs, many of them black and white, and she recalled what she had seen and who she had met.

Vasyl said...

There is an article by Vakhtan about Solovky here.