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Valaam Island is named after Alexis II

January 30 2009

In Karelia, decided to rename one of the islands of the archipelago of Valaam in Lake Ladoga in the island named Patriarch Alexy II.

The initiative to rename the island belongs to the Board of Trustees of Holy Transfiguration Valaam Monastery, who led the deceased patriarch.

Alexy II has repeatedly traveled to Karelia, and contributed immensely to the strengthening of Orthodoxy in the Northern Territory and the restoration of the Valaam monastery, transmits ITAR-TASS .

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