Daily Archives: Wednesday, 8 May, 2013

Project Armenia: The awakening of a new democracy

Project Armenia: The awakening of a new democracy

“When Russia sneezes, Armenia catches cold”. This was an Armenian proverb often used to refer to the dominance of first the Russian empire and then the USSR over the small Caucasian republic during the previous two centuries, and how Russian incompetence and warring would damage its hapless neighbour. Ironically, today, it is the opposite. It […]

Armenia’s Molokan Christians

Armenia’s Molokan Christians

Molokans are a Christian sect who split from the Russian Orthodox Church in the late 16th century. The sect’s name, derived from the Russian for milk, refers to their refusal to give up milk and meat on the fast days dictated by the Orthodox clergy. Because of their doctrinal differences, Molokan believers were exiled in […]

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