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Siberian Old Believers: History in Costume

... 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 area in the Southern Altai, where they came to be called “Poles” by their former place of residence. Another group of old-believers settled in Zabaikalie (Trans-Baikal region) and was referred to as Semeiskiye (“Family people”) because of their reported way of settling by families (Bolonev, 1992). These specific features of ethnic and cultural composition of Russian Siberians did not ...

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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