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Siberian Old Believers: History in Costume

... Ermak. Old Believers occupied a special place among Russian Siberians – these included latest settlers of the early 20th c., mainly coming from the Urals and Volga ( Dvoyedany , Kurgany ), and old settlers ( Kerzhaki , Poliaki , Semeiskiye ). The Altai “Poles” (Poliaki) were descendants of Russian Old Believers who, in the late 17th and early 18th c., escaped religious persecution from various areas in Russia to lands that at that time made part of Poland. In the 1760s they were exiled by Katherine II to a designated ...

Modified: 30.08.2009
Altai , Zabaikalie (Trans-Baikal region) , Siberian old believers , Russian settlers , Poliaki , Semeiskiye , ethnic costume , folk costume , pinafore dress
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