Solovetsky Islands, from a UNESCO World Heritage monastery to the "mother of the Gulag", Russia

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 11 October 2018 at 09:20:31 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Archipelago, island, arctic, infrastructure, UNESCO World Heritage site, Russia
Fig. 1 - COP-DEM - Located in the White Sea, the Solovetsky Islands became the site of the first Gulag, a prison camp intended for opponents of Russia's regime.
Fig. 2 - S2 (11.10.2018) - It was inaugurated within the Solovetsky Monastery in 1921 during the Russian Civil War and closed in 1939.
Most of the Solovetsky Islands are covered with Scots Pine and Norway Spruce forests, which are partially swampy.
Fig. 3 - COP-DEM - Prisonners were made to exploit produce wood. 7500 prisoners died there, half of them of hunger during 1933.
Fig. 4 - S2 (11.10.2018) - The site was initially a fortified monastery founded in 1436 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site today.