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Cape Fiolent is located 15 kilometers from the center of the city Sevastopol. The cliffs of the rocky cape rises as much as 200 meters above the sea.

 

Soviet Union 1974, The monastery of George, Cape Fiolent.
Oil on canvas 193 cm x 123 cm (1846).
Painting by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (1817 - 1900).

In the Middle Ages Cape Fiolent was known as St. George - after the St. George Monastery located atop the cliffs. The highest stone stairway in Crimea with 800 steps descents from the monastery to the sea and leads to the Cape Fiolent's most famous beach - Jasper.

 

Russia 2017 painting by Wassili Wereschtschagin Cape Fiolent near Sevastopol stamp

Russia 2017, 100th anniversary of the birth of Wassili Wereschtschagin.
The stamp shows the painting by Wassili Wereschtschagin "Cape Fiolent near Sevastopol (1897) and the illustration a portrait of the artist.

 

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