Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands

CountryRussian Federation
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationArkhangelsky region, Solovetsky district.
CoordinatesN65 4 60 E35 40 0
Inscription Date1992
Property (ha)28,834
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsManagement activities
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsLegal framework
Unesco Reference Number632
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionThe Solovetsky archipelago comprises six islands in the western part of the White Sea, covering 300 km . They have been inhabited since the 5th century B.C. and important traces of a human presence from as far back as the 5th millennium B.C. can be found there. The archipelago has been the site of fervent monastic activity since the 15th century, and there are several churches dating from the 16th to the 19th century.
StatusWorld Heritage Site