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The hotel and educational center will open on the island in September

Updated the "Winter hotel" and the religious education center will open on the island in September, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the Abbot of the Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhensky Stavropegial monastery Bishop Trinity Pankraty.

Thursday at the monastery for pilgrims has opened a Central manor house and main temple of the monastery – Holy Transfiguration Cathedral.

Valaam monastery wants to put the trout and the honey in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Valaam monastery will be engaged in processing and supply a private trout in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as plans to organize the sale of their honey at farms in both capitals, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the Abbot of the Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhensky Stavropegial monastery Bishop Trinity Pankraty.

"Recently, thanks to the help of benefactors, we have restored a trout farm. Before the fish was on the table of the brethren or sold on the island. The next stage – refining. We want to put smoked and salted trout (packaged in compliance with sanitary norms) in Petersburg or Moscow," - said the Bishop Pankraty.

Balaam on July 16 will start to take pilgrims and tourists

The island of Valaam in the Republic of Karelia open for tourists and pilgrims on July 16, the visit would be one day, according to the website of the Valaam monastery.

"Valaam island once again begins to receive tourists and pilgrims. From July 16 for a one-day visit opens the heart of the Valaam monastery – the Transfiguration Cathedral and the Central estate", - stated in the message.

Putin agreed to support the territory of Karelia in Karelia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the territory of Karelia in Karelia, we need to support that it became an important center of tourism.

During a meeting of the President with the head of Karelia, Artur Parfenchikov was asked to do an important center of tourism the territory of Karelia in Karelia.