Solovki Islands are also called fairytale of the North.
Solovki Monastery seems to grow from the stone.
Here severe of the northern nature corresponded with asceticism of the monks’ life and strict serving to God.
The unique island monastery had been the light of the Orthodox spirituality for six centuries, the outpost in the northern lands, big feudal, dark prison.
Here, in unrepeated natural surroundings, great number of Neolithic constructions are concentrated, which are rock chains, hills, dolmens – cultic and funeral complexes of the 3rd-2nd Millennium B.C. Tragic pages of the modern Russian history are also connected with Solovki. Nowadays Solovki Islands are tourists’ Mecca, every year thousands of tourists and pilgrims come to this place.