Belozersk, formerly known as Beloozero (English: White Lake Town), is a town in Vologda Oblast of Northern Russia, on the southern bank of the White Lake. First chronicled in 862, Belozersk was one of five original Russian towns (the other being Ladoga, Novgorod, Poltesk, Rostov). On several occasions, the settlement was moved from one bank of the lake to another. It was a capital of small princedom from 1238 to 1370. Its medieval monuments include the Assumption church (1552) and the Saviour cathedral (1668). The neighbourhood is rich in old cloisters, such as Kirillo_Belozersky Monastery and Ferapontov Convent. The population of Belozersk is about 12000 (2003).
Belozersk (Russian: Белозе́рск), known as Beloozero (Белоо́зеро) until 1777 (lit. White Lake Town), is a town in Vologda Oblast, Russia, situated on the southern bank of the Lake Beloye, from which it takes the name.
The Primary Chronicle reports that the dead bodies of priests were suspended from an oak tree, until they were torn to pieced by a bear, who was regarded by pagans as a holy animal.
Beloozero was the capital of a small princedom between 1238 and 1370.
Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, properly translated in English as The Assumption monastery of St Cyril, has always rivalled the Solovetsky Monastery as the strongest fortress and the richest landowner of the Russian North.
The monastery was founded in 1397 on the bank of the Siverskoe Lake, to the south from the town of Beloozero, in the present-day Vologda region.
Its founder, Saint Kirill of Beloozero, following the advice of his teacher, Saint Sergius of Radonezh, first dug a cave here, then built a wooden Assumption chapel and a loghouse for other monks.
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