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With no safety equipment in place, restorers build scaffolding six stories up near a bell tower of the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery near Kirillov, once one of the largest in Russia. Founded in 1397 by St. Kyrill (St. Cyril) and strategically located on the banks of Lake Siverskoye, the complex has two priories and eleven churches, protected by walls twenty feet thick. During its turbulent history, the remote, well-fortified monastery became a place of exile for many dissenters. Now a museum protecting invaluable religious icons, it is undergoing slow but steady restoration.
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