Religion

The Konevets monastery

Historically, Russia’s northern territory has been particularly attractive to monks due to its isolated location and sparse population. It therefore comes as no surprise that the first Russians to set foot on the islands of Lake Ladoga were none other than those in search of solitude — monks. The island of Konevets, though small in size, offers its inhabitants complete privacy. Here one has the chance to, in complete peace, reflect upon life and listen to their soul. Such important moments are those which will be remembered forever and which will be of great use during times when all the heart desires is a moment of peace and quiet. Simply remember the moments spent on the waters of Lake Ladoga, surrounded by the quiet forest, the winding sandy shore and the peaceful, quiet atmosphere. It is no wonder that one of the gems of the Russian North, the Konevsky Monastery, is found on the island and has been attracting tourists and pilgrims for many years.

Director Mariya Smelkova

Presenter Igor' Maksimenko

Year 2013

Duration 00:28:04

Director Mariya Smelkova

Presenter Igor' Maksimenko

Historically, Russia’s northern territory has been particularly attractive to monks due to its isolated location and sparse population. It therefore comes as no surprise that the first Russians to set foot on the islands of Lake Ladoga were none other than those in search of solitude — monks. The island of Konevets, though small in size, offers its inhabitants complete privacy. Here one has the chance to, in complete peace, reflect upon life and listen to their soul. Such important moments are those which will be remembered forever and which will be of great use during times when all the heart desires is a moment of peace and quiet. Simply remember the moments spent on the waters of Lake Ladoga, surrounded by the quiet forest, the winding sandy shore and the peaceful, quiet atmosphere. It is no wonder that one of the gems of the Russian North, the Konevsky Monastery, is found on the island and has been attracting tourists and pilgrims for many years.

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