Solovetsky Islands

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Solovetsky Islands,

Russia: see Solovetski IslandsSolovetski or Solovetsky Islands
, archipelago, c.150 sq mi (390 sq km), N European Russia, in the White Sea at the entrance of Onega Bay. A monastery, built in the first half of the 15th cent., is on the largest island.
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The Quest sailed into the White Sea and headed for the Solovetsky Islands, where a tender took visitors ashore to see a 15th-Century monastery with typical Russian onion domes.
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Finally, Wheeler ends her journey on the Solovetsky Islands in the middle of the White Sea.
The Prince of Wales travelled to the remote Solovetsky Islands today, home to Russia's first gulag or concentration camp where thousands died under Stalin.
In addition to Murmansk and Archangel, other Russian ports of call on the 17-night cruise include the Solovetsky Islands, the infamous location of the USSR's first concentration camp.