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    Anonymous

    Molokans (Russian for "milk-drinkers": молокане) are sectarian Christians who evolved from "Spiritual Christian" Russian peasants that refused to obey the Russian Orthodox Church, beginning in the 17th century.

    This's a good example of preserving the purity of blood in the alien environment:

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    #391656

    Anonymous

    What are their beliefs? Are they close to Protestant?

    #391657

    Anonymous

    They share lot of beliefs with Protestants, even motives are same, but again hard to call them close with Protestants given the fact the appeared in different circumstances and from different traditions. Unlike some other Russian sects who put great emphasise on Fasting, they rejected fasting (henec the name, молокан literaly milkers). They appeared in Middle of XVII century, refused bearing arms, fasting,  eating pork, icons, saints, priests. Like I said, they are close to Protestants in beliefs not in tradition, but there are also differences, they do not use imag nor sign of Cross.

    Russian governments were exiling them in isolated parts of Empire (Transcaucasia, Siberia, Far North)

    #391658

    Anonymous

    They share lot of beliefs with Protestants, even motives are same, but again hard to call them close with Protestants given the fact the appeared in different circumstances and from different traditions.

    I see. They look like Tolstoy followers to me.

    Unlike some other Russian sects who put great emphasise on Fasting, they rejected fasting (henec the name, молокан literaly milkers). They appeared in Middle of XVII century, refused bearing arms, fasting,  eating pork, icons, saints, priests. Like I said, they are close to Protestants in beliefs not in tradition, but there are also differences, they do not use imag nor sign of Cross.

    I see. In Wikipedia it is possible to read that they follow many of the Old Testament dietary laws.

    Russian governments were exiling them in isolated parts of Empire (Transcaucasia, Siberia, Far North)

    Like Old Believers except they do not follow Pravoslavie.

    #391659

    Anonymous

    I'm not interested in their religious sect, I opened this topic because these people loook like Russian peasants of 18 – 19 centuries. IMO it'd be better to resettle them back to Russia

    Автостопом по Армении – Часть 4

    #391660

    Anonymous
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    I see. They look like Tolstoy followers to me.

    They are lot older than Tolstoy.

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    I see. In Wikipedia it is possible to read that they follow many of the Old Testament dietary laws.

    Article in English Wikipedia is confusing and lacking details. If you could understand Russian, there is better article.

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    Like Old Believers except they do not follow Pravoslavie.

    Old Believers, are, fully Orthodox, they just made schism over minor details in Ritual. And Old Believers voluntary left Russia, Governemnt was interested to get them back in Russian Orthodox Church. Lot of old believers were Cossacks.

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    I'm not interested in their religious sect, I opened this topic because these people loook like Russian peasants of 18 – 19 centuries. IMO it'd be better to resettle them back to Russia

    It is interesting, they look like their ancestores from XIX century, who arrived in Armenia. :)

    #391661

    Anonymous

    This's the bit similar community, the settlement of Russian old-believers in Brazil. Perhaps, the majority of our members have already seen this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiPnQY9CFYA&feature=player_detailpage#t=3s

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