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Siberia | Traditional Costume Of Old Believers, Buryatia, Lake Baikal | ©Pavel Ageychenko

Siberia | Traditional Costume Of Old Believers, Buryatia, Lake Baikal | ©Pavel Ageychenko

Old Believer's Church in Tomsk \ Старообрядческая церковь в Томске

Old Believer's Church in Tomsk \ Старообрядческая церковь в Томске

100% truth. I always believed i was an old soul. My perception and approach to matters are different to the people i know and sometimes they think it's very reserved but then I have a dirty mind.

100% truth. I always believed i was an old soul. My perception and approach to matters are different to the people i know and sometimes they think it's very reserved but then I have a dirty mind.

•• Erin Hanson (e.h), a 20 year old Australian || a word reader, word weaver, and magic believer ||...

•• Erin Hanson (e.h), a 20 year old Australian || a word reader, word weaver, and magic believer ||...

A little Old Believer girl in a village on the River Dniester in southern Ukraine.  The Old Believers are descendants of Russian Orthodox Christians who rejected the liturgical reforms of Patriarch Nikon in 1666.  Some Old Believers fled Russia and there are now OB communities in various parts of the world.

A little Old Believer girl in a village on the River Dniester in southern Ukraine. The Old Believers are descendants of Russian Orthodox Christians who rejected the liturgical reforms of Patriarch Nikon in 1666. Some Old Believers fled Russia and there are now OB communities in various parts of the world.

Russian Old Believers: Children at a Svadba (Wedding) 1971 in Woodburn, Oregon

Russian Old Believers: Children at a Svadba (Wedding) 1971 in Woodburn, Oregon

Starovery, or “Old Believers,” are Russia’s version of the Amish – and there aren’t as many of them as there used to be. A joint Russian-American research team is working to preserve a folk legacy that predates Peter the Great.    Of particular interest to me, naturally, is the fact that Old Believers dress in a distinctive fashion. “The woman’s dress is always a full dress which fits over a long-sleeved blouse and full-length slips. An apron is then fitted over the dress

Starovery, or “Old Believers,” are Russia’s version of the Amish – and there aren’t as many of them as there used to be. A joint Russian-American research team is working to preserve a folk legacy that predates Peter the Great. Of particular interest to me, naturally, is the fact that Old Believers dress in a distinctive fashion. “The woman’s dress is always a full dress which fits over a long-sleeved blouse and full-length slips. An apron is then fitted over the dress

Russian Orthodox Old Believers. One of the largest communities of Old Believers in the US is in the city  of Woodburn, Oregon an hour and half's drive south of Portland.

Russian Orthodox Old Believers. One of the largest communities of Old Believers in the US is in the city of Woodburn, Oregon an hour and half's drive south of Portland.

Old Believer children and their mother in the Old Believer settlement of Nikolaevsk, Alaska, 2008.

Old Believer children and their mother in the Old Believer settlement of Nikolaevsk, Alaska, 2008.

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Russian "Old Believers" link to Orthodoxwiki information site.

Russian "Old Believers" link to Orthodoxwiki information site.

✮ This photo shows the front details of the Old Believer's Russian Orthodox church

Russian Blue Cross Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Anne Staub

✮ This photo shows the front details of the Old Believer's Russian Orthodox church