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Valaam A picturesque archipelago consists of 50 islands and is located in the northern part of the Ladoga lake. There is an ancient monastery there. Valaam is also famous for various cultural natural objects: gardens, parks, avenues.

In 1989 the male monastery of Transfiguration of the Saviour located on the island of Valaam began functioning again and now it is under the personal patronage of His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia.

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Created: October 3, 2001. Last updated: May 6, 2002.
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