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Description Early colour photograph from Russia, created by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii as part of his work to document the Russian Empire from 1909 to 1915.

The Monastery of St. Nil on Stolobnyi Island in Lake Seliger in Tver Province.

Full caption from The Library of Congress exhibition "The Empire That Was Russia:
View of the Nilova Monastery. The Monastery of St. Nil' on Stolobnyi Island in Lake Seliger in Tver' Province, northwest of Moscow, illustrates the fate of church institutions during the course of Russian history. St. Nil (d. 1554) established a small monastic settlement on the island around 1528. In the early 1600s his disciples built what was to become one of the largest, wealthiest, monasteries in the Russian Empire. The monastery was closed by the Soviet regime in 1927, and the structure was used for various secular purposes, including a concentration camp and orphanage. In 1990 the property was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church and is now a functioning monastic community once
Date 1910
Source Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress)
US-LibraryOfCongress-BookLogo.svg This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ppmsc.03973.
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Author Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, digital rendering for the Library of Congress by Walter Frankhauser / WalterStudio Edited by Fir0002. Levels, colour balance, removal of noise, minor sharpening.
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Edited by Fir0002. Levels, colour balance, removal of noise, minor sharpening.

Public domain This work is in the public domain in Russia according to article 1256 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

This work was published on territory of the Russian Empire ( Russian Republic) except for territories of the Grand Duchy of Finland (Великое княжество Финляндское) and Congress Poland (Царство Польское) before 7 November 1917 and wasn't re-published for 30 days following initial publications on the territory of Soviet Russia or any other states.

The Russian Federation (early RSFSR, Soviet Russia) is the historical heir but not legal successor of the Russian Empire. The Russian Empire wasn't a participant in international copyright agreements, so this work is not protected by copyright internationally.

  1. Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. Information about succession of the Russian Federation, legal continuity and repatriation (Russian)
  2. Legal Department of Federation Council of Russia. Commentaries to information from Ministry of Internal Affairs (Russian)

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