Onega Bay– Онежская губа Krestny monastery – Крестный монастырь Orthodox Church – Православная Церковь Nativity of the Most Рождество Holy Mother of God – Богородицы
Слайд 6: Up to 500 kinds of plants grow there, waters around the island are rich of fish and in summer its temperature is up to 24°C
25-meters rocks, remarkably interesting architectural ensemble and history of Kiysky Krestny monastery,
The history of Kiy-island is closely connected with the name of a famous religious figure of XVII century and the reformer of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Nikon.
According to the legend, Nikon rubbed into heavy weather near the Kiy-island and having lost all his fellow travellers rescued on the island.
In the memory of his miraculous rescue Nikon founded Krestny monastery (XVII century) on the island.
From the sea side you can see how naturally the monastery fits the rocky relief of the island.
Among numerous buildings there is only Krestovozdvizhensky temple, Nadkladeznaya church,
Among wooden buildings of the Krestny monastery the most interesting is the fragment of the wooden monastery fence with four-sided tower.
It is a unique monument which doesn't have its analogies in the Russian North.
Among the recent buildings two-storied Dean's house (1871) and Brothers' house (1903) are preserved.
Nowadays on the territory of the former monastery there is a rest-house «Kiysky».
Answer the questions: Where is Kiy -island situated? How many kinds of plants are there on the island? Who was Nikon? What are the most interesting sights on the island?