National Geographic : 1919 Apr
Photographs by Nathalie Loubovitsky MONKS OF THE SOLOVETSKY MONASTERY AT PECHENGA Founded in the sixteenth century by a hermit known as "Holy Tri fan," the monastery was destroyed by a Swedish invasion early in the seventeenth century. In the nineteenth century it was restored under the direction of Father Jonathan, a simple peasant who spent thirty years at Pechenga and died in 1915, leaving the monastery as a power ful agency for civilization. A TAILORING SCHOOLIN PECIIENGA CONDUCTED BY MONKS The pupils are placed inthe monastery of this Murman settlement forayearortwoatatime infulfillment ofreligious vows made by their parents. Children came from places I,ooo miles distant before the world war. Pechenga is afair-sized village with macadam roads. The wagon road to Rovaniemi(see also page 341) can be traveled at any time of the year, but is best inwinter.