new publication

Zakhar Prilepin’s award winning contemporary novel OBITEL – THE CLOISTER about the historical Solovki is an allegory for the whole of Russia has been published by VOLAND Italy.

The monastery founded in the 15th century on an archipelago in the White Sea had always served as a prison as well and from 1923 was a so-called “special purpose” camp forming the foundation stone of the Soviet GULAG system. Its uniqueness saw it declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.