Solovki will rebuild the Church, where the Gulag was allowed to pray to the prisoners


Onuphrius the Great Church, where in the years of the Solovki special purpose camp (SLON) was allowed to pray for prisoners, including priests, will recreate on Solovki, said freelance adviser to the Governor of the Arkhangelsk region Dmitry Yaskorsky.

As told Yaskorski – 2016 the chief architect of the region, the developer of the master plan of the Solovetsky village, the Church was destroyed in the 1930-ies.

“The Church planned to recreate such plans at the Solovetsky monastery, which we support. Only in this little humble Church in the Solovetsky special purpose camp was allowed to pray to the faithful and priests, exiled to Solovki”, – said Jaskolski.

According to him, the Church was built in the late XIX – early XX century. “It combined wood and stone construction, it was a typical parish Church, but its value is not comparable to its architectural advantages. The reconstruction of the Church Onuphrius will be a great monument to the martyrs of the Russian Orthodox Church”, – said the Agency interlocutor.

The ELEPHANT was created in 1923. Since 1930, the Solovetsky camp was part of a larger camp organizations since 1933 – is a penalty branch of the white sea-Baltic combine, from 1937 to 1939 – the Solovetsky prison. There is no exact data on how many prisoners passed through the camp and the prison on Solovki. Presumably, from 80 to 100 thousand people over 16 years old, 15 to 20 thousand people were killed.

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