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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.

The Abbot of Valaam monastery: we opened for pilgrims

The Valaam monastery is one of the first was closed to pilgrims and tourists because of the coronavirus pandemic this spring. And on Thursday Balaam, his main Transfiguration Cathedral and the Central manor again opened its doors to visitors to the island. About whether the pilgrims to get to the worship service, where volunteers are in quarantine and what gastronomic innovations is preparing a "Northern Athos" this year – told RIA Novosti Abbot of Valaam monastery Bishop Trinity Pankraty. Interviewed Artem Budyonny.

Bishop: the pilgrims won't be able to attend the services on the Valaam

Pilgrims can come to Valaam organized tour groups without overnight stay, they will not be able to attend the services, 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.

The Abbot in Valaam monastery, there were no cases of infection COVID-19

On the island, revealed no cases of coronavirus, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the Abbot of the Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhensky Stavropegial monastery Bishop Trinity Pankraty.

"During the epidemic on the island had no cases of infection with coronavirus," 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.