Don Cossacks-Doukhobors in the Arkhangelsk Exile
[Donskie kazaki-dukhobortsy v arkhangel’skoi ssylke]
Type of publication: Research Article
Cossacks-Doukhobors, creed, exile, Arkhangelsk province, state, religious dissidents
The article examines the life of Cossacks-Doukhobors, who retreated from the Orthodox Church, in exile in the Arkhangelsk province in 1778–1802 and 1812–1818. I draw on a range of newly discovered archival materials to describe the experience of a group of exiles in the extreme conditions of the North of Russia, their attempt to create a religious community involving the local residents, and their tactics of behavior vis-a-vis state authorities of different levels. I explore the manifestations of the Doukhobor mentality as exhibited in the conditions of the exile and discuss the policies of the secular authorities towards the apostates.
Inikova, S.А. 2023. Don Cossacks-Doukhobors in the Arkhangelsk Exile [Donskie kazaki-dukhobortsy v arkhangel’skoi ssylke]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 1: 217–237. https://doi.org/10.31857 /S086954152301013X EDN: PNNDLF
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