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Monastery Grows Pineapples in Northern Russia

Two years ago the monks of the famous Orthodox monastery on Valaam Island in northern Russia were given pineapples as a gift from a pilgrim. They planted a pair of them in their greenhouse. Now the first bright yellow pineapples, presumably Columbian, have appeared. The average February temperature in the area is -8 Celsius. In response to the recent anti-Russian sanctions Valaam also increased its amount of farm-raised trout, patented its own cheese brand, and gathered its first grain harvest last year.

Picture: © valaam.ru, #newsKlnqphhary

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