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Hotel burned to the territory of the Valaam Monastery

February 12 2007

On Saturday in the Valaam Monastery burned wooden summer hotel for pilgrims.

Despite the best efforts of the local fire brigade and the brotherhood of the monastery, the fire which has arisen for an unknown reason, spread quickly and covered the entire building. Make it has been almost nothing is possible.

A few hours later the building was only a series of chimneys and a pile of twisted corrugated iron. The fire had cost no casualties.

The hotel did not represent a great historical value, but for the Monastery of the building was of exceptional importance, as the other rooms, where you can take most of the pilgrims at the monastery there, and most likely this year, the monastery would be forced to greatly reduce the number of pilgrims, at least to restoring the hotel. This was reported in the press-service.

Already started raising funds for the restoration of the lost buildings. Reconstruction will be a prime task for the monastery, for friends and benefactors of Balaam, to anyone who wants to help in the revival of the ancient shrines Russian North. Interfax reported.

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