Discovering Russia 28 April 2014 32 1381

Valaam: Soul journey


On an island far from the mainland, the Valaam monastery is one of the Russian Orthodox Church's holiest and most isolated sites. Join James Brown as he meets the monks, mucks in with the volunteers, and encounters a special group of children in one of most spiritual places in the country. For more of James's adventures around Russia follow him on Twitter @jimbrownjourno.

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