Mysterious and the inhabitants of Europe’s largest swamp – the investigation team of the Russian traces. This time, our path lay in the Novgorod region, where there is the biggest in Europe swamp – Rdeysky. However, we are interested not so much the swamp as a monastery, located on a small island in the heart of it.
The monastery was founded in the middle of the XVII century, circa 1666. Its first inhabitants – 12 monks hermits, who considered that the place is ideal for solitude and prayer. Read the rest of this entry »