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Monastery in Achair, about 50km south of Omsk, toward the border with Kazakhstan. There is not much info on the web about this monastery, but it emerged in the late 1890s. John of Kronstadt was apparently there for the consecration. It seems to have been turned into a gulag under Stalin ( Today, the monastery consists of a handful of churches and a bell-tower, dispersed over an open field, right by the Irtysh river.

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