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Russian North, Vologodchina

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In old times monks used to move northwards looking for quiet isolation and leaving secular excitement behind. They founded monasteries on their way. Ferapontov monastery was founded by St.Ferapont in 1398 on the bank of Pask (Easter) Lake. It is a unique monument of  history, architecture  and fresco art, alive since 15 c. up to present days. 

Here is where we relax and touch the ancient walls from time to time...

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A: The monastery in Ferapontovo

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The monastery in Ferapontovo

B: Tsypino Churchyard

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E: Кирилло-Белозерский монастырь

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G: Кирило-белозерский монастырь.

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I: Near Uhtoma village

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J: Miraculous Spring

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Text by Steve Smith.

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