Name: Worldwide Cultural Heritage in Russia: Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands
Date of Issue: 27 July 2009
12P.: Sviato-Troitsky Monastery (XVII cen.)
12P.: Sviato-Sergievsky Monastery (XIX cen.)
12P.: Solovetsky Monastery (XV cen.)
12P.: Church of Apostle Andrey Pervozvanny (XVIII cen.)
The Solovetsky Islands (Russian: Солове́цкие острова́, Соловки́) are located in the Onega Bay of the White Sea, Russia. The islands are administrated from Arkhangelsk as Solovetsky District and are served by the Solovki Airport. Area: 347 km². Population: 968 (2002 Census); 1,317 (1989 Census).
The Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands is a historic and architectural, natural, cultural, religious heritage of the country.
According to the General Assembly of UNESCO decision of December 14, 1992, Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands is included into the World Heritage list.
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