Sights of Raifa

On the Shore of Raifskoe Lake

Raifsky Bogoroditsky Monastery

  • shore of Raifskoe Lake

The only reason to come to Raifa is to see the Raifsky Bogoroditsky Monastery which stands in picturesque surroundings on Raifskoe Lake. The monastery was founded in 1613 when a hermit called Filaret built a monastic cell for himself on the banks of the lake. The community of monks which developed here was then officially granted the status of a monastery in 1661 and it became known as the Raifsky Bogoroditsky Monastery. New stone building were built in the early 18th century after… Read more »

Reconciliation Monument

  • shore of Raifskoe Lake

In 2006 a monument was unveiled on the road leading up to the Raifsky Bogoroditsky Monastery in a ceremony attended by the President of Tatarstan, the director of the FSB and other officials, including those from the monastery and Muslim representatives. The monument is entitled the Reconciliation Monument and is dedicated to bringing people together after the tragic 20th century history of the region and country. At the foot of the monument is a sculpture of a book listing the… Read more »