Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Konevsky Monastery, located on the island of Konevets in Lake Ladoga.
The monastery was built at the beginning of the 19th century, but then it was actually destroyed.
The head of state visited the monastery in 2016 and gave instructions to restore the main temple and skete of the Konevskaya icon of the Mother of God. All work was carried out by the forces and means of Rosneft.
In November 2020, Putin visited the new Museum of Archeology of the Chudov Monastery.
The museum is located underground on the site of the dismantled 14th administrative building of the Kremlin.
In the basements of the former administrative building, an area of 500 square meters was uncovered. m. Archaeologists have discovered there the remains of buildings of the XII-early XIII centuries, fragments of monastery buildings of the XIV-XVI centuries, monuments of early Moscow stone architecture.
It was decided to make all the finds as objects of the museum display. Some of the artifacts found were left inside the excavation, under a glass floor, others are displayed in all-round display cases and in special display cases built into the walls.
One of the most important stages in the creation of the museum was the restoration of archaeological finds – the remains of white stone foundations, sarcophagi and other items, which later formed the basis of the exposition.