History is made out of the failures and heroism of each insignificant moment. - Franz Kafka

We do not live an equal life, but one of contrast and patchwork; now a little joy, then a sorrow, now a sin, then a generous or brave action. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Solovetsky Islands

The following is a list of sites describing the Solovetsky Islands. We hope this list will continue to grow as more communities become represented on the World Wide Web so please be sure to let us know if you are aware of any other sites.


  • Solovki *

    A collection of photos from Solovki.

  • A Virtual Tour of Solovki Monastery *

    Sibelan Forrester's page with photos, a history and an account of his trip to this island are the time to visit.

  • Exploring the Dark Side of Russian History *

    This article provides a short but well written history and a few photos of Solovetsky Island.

  • Germi - Solovetsky Islands *

    This travel agency presents information, maps, photos and sound files for this set of islands. The Russian version and the English version contain different photos.

  • History and Culture *

    A brief history is provided by the company 'Solovki - Tour'.

  • Mystery of Solovetsky Islands *

    The online "demo" version of this software includes the history, virtual tours, a photo gallery and sound files that can be downloaded.

  • Mystery of Solovetsky Islands *

    This is another site for the software about the islands which also includes brief descriptions and photos.

  • Photos of My Journey *

    Yury Ammosov has provided many photos of Solovki and the surrounding area. (Russian version)

  • Solovki *

    A short description of this area as a prison camp with 1920s photos and a map.

  • Solovky Islands *

    A short description, a map and black and white photos of this area.

  • Soulovetsk Islands through the eyes of Moon Far Away *

    This interesting site contains numerous photographs of the Solovetsky Islands located in the White Sea of northern Russia. Russian version of this site

  • UNESCO - Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands *

    A description and photos of this World Heritage site.


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