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The third chapter moves from the western part of the Vologda territory northward to the Kargopol region in the southern part of Arkhangelsk Province. Situated on Lake Lacha at the origins of the Onega River, Kargopol is one of the most ancient settlements of the Russian North. Salt ponds in the area provided a source of wealth during the medieval era, as did the strategic Onega River, which connected the region to the White Sea. This combination allowed the town to create a uniquely rich ensemble of churches, as well as a number of houses in the historic center of...

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