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Joseph Volokolamsk Monastery is located 17 km northeast of the town of Volokolamsk, in the Moscow region. In the 15th and 16th century, it was one of the most authoritative and wealthy monasteries in Russia. It also became the place of confinement for the Tsar’s personal enemies. The rich collection of handwritten books, old manuscripts and ancient artifacts kept in the monastery is now preserved by museums in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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