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Elder Michael of Valaam(1877-1962) During the Communist Revolution of 1917,Elder Michael was forced to leave Russia and travel to Finland;there,he founded a monastery and converted many people to the Eastern Orthodox faith. Subsequently, he was forced to leave Finland and returned to Russia and lived out his final years in silence and prayer,barely eating.

Elder Michael of Valaam(1877-1962) During the Communist Revolution of 1917,Elder Michael was forced to leave Russia and travel to Finland;there,he founded a monastery and converted many people to the Eastern Orthodox faith. Subsequently, he was forced to leave Finland and returned to Russia and lived out his final years in silence and prayer,barely eating.

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