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Smolny monastery from bell tower of Smolny Cathedral. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 6, 2009
Krestovozdvizhensky Cathedral, view from Yuriev Monastery. Novgorod, Russia, July 3, 2003
Pskov-Pechory Monastery of the caves, view from a tourist overlook. Pechory, Russia, August 8, 2004
Nicholas (Nikolsky) monastery and a boat ramp in Staraya Ladoga. Leningrad Region, Russia, July 23, 2005
Interior of Saint Trinity Cathedral (Troitsky Sobor) of Aleksandro-Nevskaya Lavra monastery. Saint Petersburg, Russia, January 3, 2006
Rectory(?) of Voskresensky Novodeviciy Monastery at Moskovskiy Prospekt. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 26, 2010
Uspensky Monastery in Tikhvin, Leningrad Region. Russia, December 25, 2005
Interior of a church of Pskov-Pechory Monastery. Pechory, Russia, August 8, 2004
A cathedral in Uspensky Monastery at evening. Tikhvin, Leningrad Region, Russia, December 25, 2005
A yard inside Pskov-Pechory Monastery. Pechory, Russia, August 8, 2004
View of a monastery from Nikolskoe Cemetery of Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 25, 2011
In Church of Saint George. Yuriev Monastery, near Novgorod, Russia, July 3, 2003
A popular tourist place of monastery of Sergiev Posad (former Zagorsk) near Moscow. Russia, August 29, 2001
Uspensky Monastery, view from bell tower. Tikhvin, Leningrad Region, Russia, December 25, 2005
Interior of Church of Saint George in Yuriev Monastery. Novgorod, Russia, August 1, 2001
Smol nyi Cathedral and monastery at a bend of Neva River in Saint Petersburg, Russia, April 21, 1999.
A wooden Uspensky Chapel on the main avenue of Konevets Monastery, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 8, 2002
Interior of Saint George Cathedral, Yuriev Monastery. Novgorod, Russia, December 18, 2005
Krestovozdvizhensky Cathedral, view from entrance of Yuriev Monastery. Novgorod, Russia, July 3, 2003
Interior of Kazanskaya Church of Voskresenskiy Novodevichiy Monastery. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 26, 2010
A dome of Church of Saint George. Yuriev Monastery, near Novgorod, Russia, July 3, 2003
Entrance of Alexandr Nevsky Monastery (Aleksandro-Nevskaya Lavra) at evening. Saint Petersburg, Russia, January 3, 2006
Ruins of Trinity Church and bell tower in Zelenets Monastery. Leningrad Region, Russia, July 23, 2005
Cathedral Kazanskaya Church of Voskresenskiy Novodevichiy Monastery. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 26, 2010
Krestovozdvizhensky Cathedral, view from Yuriev Monastery. Novgorod, Russia, July 3, 2003
Krestovozdvizhensky Cathedral of Yuriev Monastery. Novgorod, Russia, December 18, 2005
Trapeznaya (dining facility) in Uspensky Monastery in Old Ladoga (Staraya Ladoga). Leningrad Region, Russia, July 18, 2004
Church in Yuriev Monastery. Novgorod, Russia, June 15, 2009
View from a road to Spaso-Troitsky Skit (remote part of a monastery) in village of Senno, near Tikhvin, Leningrad Region. Russia, December 25, 2005
Church of Saint George in Yuriev Monastery. Novgorod, Russia, June 15, 2009
Decaying fresco in Trinity Church in Zelenets Monastery. Leningrad Region, Russia, July 23, 2005
Church bells and a cathedral of Uspensky Monastery, view from bell tower. Tikhvin, Leningrad Region, Russia, December 25, 2005
A gate of Uspensky Monastery from the side of Volkhov River in Old Ladoga (Staraya Ladoga). Leningrad Region, Russia, July 18, 2004
Cat guarding monk s dorms of John-Bogoslov Cheremenetskiy Monastery, south from Luga. Leningrad Region, Russia, August 24, 2013
Saint Sergius Monastery (Troitse-Sergieva Pustyn) in Strelna. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 3, 2004
A top dome of a cathedral of monastery of Sergiev Posad (former Zagorsk) near Moscow. Russia, August 29, 2001
View of Zagorsk city from walls of monastery of Sergiev Posad near Moscow. Russia, August 29, 2001
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery. Staraya Russa, Russia, August 11, 2007
Kazansky skit (small and secluded monastery) in Konevets Island at Ladozhskoe Lake north from Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 8, 2002
Orthodox Fiodorovskiy Monastery in Pushkin (former Tsarskoe Selo, residence of Russian tsars). Near Sankt Petersburg, Russia, October 22, 2000
Dorms(?) and Krestovozdvizhensky Cathedral, view from Yuriev Monastery. Novgorod, Russia, August 1, 2001
Cat sitting on ruins in John-Bogoslov Cheremenetskiy Monastery, south from Luga. Leningrad Region, Russia, August 24, 2013
An Orthodox church remotely seen from entrance of Yuriev Monastery. Novgorod, Russia, August 1, 2001
Interior of a recently open church of Uspensky(?) monastery in Old (Staraya) Ladoga. Leningrad Region, Russia, July 23, 2005
Ruins of monk s barracks in Zelenets Monastery. Leningrad Region, Russia, July 23, 2005
Excursion of ruins of Trinity church in Zelenets Monastery. Leningrad Region, Russia, July 23, 2005
Blessing(?) of a believer tourist in Blagoveshcheniya Church in Zelenets Monastery. Leningrad Region, Russia, July 23, 2005
Gate of sacred radon spring of Alexander Svirsky in Holy Annunciation Nikandrova Desert Monastery (Svyato-Blagoveshchenskaya Nikandrova Pustyn). Pskov Region, Russia, September 8, 2013
Bluish water of sacred radon spring of Alexander Svirsky in Holy Annunciation Nikandrova Desert Monastery (Svyato-Blagoveshchenskaya Nikandrova Pustyn). Pskov Region, Russia, September 8, 2013
Interior of Christian Orthodox church in Konevets Monastery, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 8, 2002
A monastery of Sergiev Posad (former Zagorsk) near Moscow. Russia, August 29, 2001
A church and a bell tower in Uspensky Monastery. Tikhvin, Leningrad Region, Russia, December 25, 2005
Trapeznaya (church dining room) in Zelenets Monastery. Leningrad Region, Russia, July 23, 2005
Side view of Konevets Monastery, 80 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 8, 2002
A cathedral in Antoniev-Dymsky Monastery near Tikhvin, Leningrad Region. Russia, December 25, 2005
Entrance of Pokrovo Tervenichi Women s Christian Orthodox Monastery. Area of Lodeynoe Pole, Leningrad Region, Russia, August 4, 2012
A monastery in Gorodishche Area (Yaroslav Courtyard). Novgorod, Russia, August 1, 2001
A dome of Trinity(?) Church in Zelenets Monastery. Leningrad Region, Russia, July 23, 2005
Stones of a Skit (secluded monastery) in Konevets Island, 80 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 8, 2002
Cathedral in Sovkhoz Ilyich, now Vvedeno Oyatsky Christian Orthodox Monastery. Area of Lodeynoe Pole, Leningrad Region, Russia, August 4, 2012
Cathedrals near Pogostskoe Lake in Pokrovo Tervenichi Women s Christian Orthodox Monastery. Area of Lodeynoe Pole, Leningrad Region, Russia, August 4, 2012
Back road of Pokrovo Tervenichi Women s Christian Orthodox Monastery. Area of Lodeynoe Pole, Leningrad Region, Russia, August 4, 2012
Tour of a Trinity church in Zelenets Monastery. Leningrad Region, Russia, July 23, 2005
Spassky Cathedral of Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery. Staraya Russa, Russia, August 11, 2007
Troitsky chapel bathhouse on Pogostskoe Lake in Pokrovo Tervenichi Women s Christian Orthodox Monastery. Area of Lodeynoe Pole, Leningrad Region, Russia, August 4, 2012
Cave Cathedral of Pokrovo Tervenichi Women s Christian Orthodox Monastery. Area of Lodeynoe Pole, Leningrad Region, Russia, August 4, 2012
Cave Cathedral of Kievo Pechory Saints in Pokrovo Tervenichi Women s Christian Orthodox Monastery. Area of Lodeynoe Pole, Leningrad Region, Russia, August 4, 2012
Tourists crowding at the gate, under the fortress walls of Pskov-Pechory Monastery. Pechory, Russia, August 8, 2004
Blizhniye ("nearby") caves of Pskov-Pechory Monastery. Pechory, Russia, August 8, 2004
A cook in trapeznaya (church dining room) in Zelenets Monastery. Leningrad Region, Russia, July 23, 2005
A church window in Uspensky Monastery. Tikhvin, Leningrad Region, Russia, December 25, 2005
Stone arch at main entrance of John-Bogoslov Cheremenetskiy Monastery, south from Luga. Leningrad Region, Russia, August 24, 2013
Wooden log gate and boardwalk of sacred radon spring of Alexander Svirsky in Holy Annunciation Nikandrova Desert Monastery (Svyato-Blagoveshchenskaya Nikandrova Pustyn). Pskov Region, Russia, September 8, 2013
Barracks for monks in Zelenets Monastery. Leningrad Region, Russia, July 23, 2005
Saint George Cathedral in Yuriev Monastery. Novgorod, Russia, December 18, 2005
Dorms for monks in Antoniev-Dymsky Monastery near Tikhvin, Leningrad Region. Russia, December 25, 2005
Dymskoe Lake near Antoniev-Dymsky Monastery near Tikhvin, Leningrad Region. Believers used to swim three times around the cross (either clockwise or counter clockwise) to be healed. Russia, December 25, 2005
Cemetery of John-Bogoslov Cheremenetskiy Monastery, south from Luga. Leningrad Region, Russia, August 24, 2013
Altar of Cathedral of Blagoveshcheniya Presviatoy Bogoroditsy in Holy Annunciation Nikandrova Desert Monastery (Svyato-Blagoveshchenskaya Nikandrova Pustyn). Pskov Region, Russia, September 8, 2013
Tomb of a monk in cemetery of Holy Annunciation Nikandrova Desert Monastery (Svyato-Blagoveshchenskaya Nikandrova Pustyn). Pskov Region, Russia, September 8, 2013
Old stone crosses in cemetery of Holy Annunciation Nikandrova Desert Monastery (Svyato-Blagoveshchenskaya Nikandrova Pustyn). Pskov Region, Russia, September 8, 2013
Interior of a cathedral of Pokrovo Tervenichi Women s Christian Orthodox Monastery. Area of Lodeynoe Pole, Leningrad Region, Russia, August 4, 2012
Restricted access area "Only for Blessed" in Yuriev Monastery. Novgorod, Russia, June 15, 2009
Vvedeno Oyatsky Women s Christian Orthodox Monastery. Area of Lodeynoe Pole, Leningrad Region, Russia, August 4, 2012
Monastery in Staraya Ladoga. East from Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 4, 2011
Apple garden and a John Bogoslov Cathedral in John-Bogoslov Cheremenetskiy Monastery, south from Luga. Leningrad Region, Russia, August 24, 2013
Interior of a cathedral of Vvedeno Oyatsky Women s Christian Orthodox Monastery. Area of Lodeynoe Pole, Leningrad Region, Russia, August 4, 2012
A gate of Christian Orthodox monastery on Konevets Island in Ladozhskoe Lake, with a Russian inscription "Close gate firmly. Draught destroys the painting". North from Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 8, 2002
A monk of Konevets Monastery landing in Vladimirskaya Bukhta (harbor) of Ladoga Lake, 80 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 8, 2002
Pokrovsky Cathedral in Pokrovo Tervenichi Women s Christian Orthodox Monastery. Area of Lodeynoe Pole, Leningrad Region, Russia, August 4, 2012
Back entrance of Pokrovo Tervenichi Women s Christian Orthodox Monastery. Area of Lodeynoe Pole, Leningrad Region, Russia, August 4, 2012
Backyard of monk s dorms of John-Bogoslov Cheremenetskiy Monastery, south from Luga. Leningrad Region, Russia, August 24, 2013
Entrance of monk s dorms of John-Bogoslov Cheremenetskiy Monastery, south from Luga. Leningrad Region, Russia, August 24, 2013
Old stone stairs in John-Bogoslov Cheremenetskiy Monastery, south from Luga. Leningrad Region, Russia, August 24, 2013
Old Metal Lathe Enterprise 1330 in John-Bogoslov Cheremenetskiy Monastery, south from Luga. Leningrad Region, Russia, August 24, 2013
Monk s dorms of John-Bogoslov Cheremenetskiy Monastery, south from Luga. Leningrad Region, Russia, August 24, 2013
Entrance of John-Bogoslov Cheremenetskiy Monastery, south from Luga. Leningrad Region, Russia, August 24, 2013
Interior of Cathedral of Blagoveshcheniya Presviatoy Bogoroditsy in Holy Annunciation Nikandrova Desert Monastery (Svyato-Blagoveshchenskaya Nikandrova Pustyn). Pskov Region, Russia, September 8, 2013
Old cemetery of Holy Annunciation Nikandrova Desert Monastery (Svyato-Blagoveshchenskaya Nikandrova Pustyn). Pskov Region, Russia, September 8, 2013
Wooden cross in cemetery of Holy Annunciation Nikandrova Desert Monastery (Svyato-Blagoveshchenskaya Nikandrova Pustyn). Pskov Region, Russia, September 8, 2013
Monk s cat in Holy Annunciation Nikandrova Desert Monastery (Svyato-Blagoveshchenskaya Nikandrova Pustyn). Pskov Region, Russia, September 8, 2013
Monk s cow visiting church hardware shop Ikonnaya Lavka in Holy Annunciation Nikandrova Desert Monastery (Svyato-Blagoveshchenskaya Nikandrova Pustyn). Pskov Region, Russia, September 8, 2013

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