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Scenery for the film by Pavel Lungin "Island" in the village of Rabocheostrovsk. Russia, Republic of Karelia | by Andrei Baskevich
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Scenery for the film by Pavel Lungin "Island" in the village of Rabocheostrovsk. Russia, Republic of Karelia

Small Karelian settlement Rabocheostrovsk in the Kemsky district

became famous thanks to the film by Pavel Lungin "Island". And the church that stayed here is just the scenery for the film, so successfully fitting into the landscape.

Before the revolution of the 17th year, the village was called the island of Popov, and with the advent of the Council of Power, the village was renamed Red Island. But a little later, the village was returned to its current name Rabocheostrovsk.

Here, during the years of repression, the Kemsky transit and distribution center (camp) for prisoners in the Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp (ELEPHANT) appeared. On some tourist maps, the place where the church from the movie is now located is indicated.

 

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Taken on February 21, 2020