The Stranniki (Russian for Runaways or Wanderers) are the strong Pomorsky Old Believers who rejected prayers for Tsar Peter and all government papers (identification, passports, money, etc). They would not wear clothing contrary to Old Orthodox Russia, nor eat with those of contrary Faith and Practice. Keeping themselves separate from the antichrist society they went far into the Siberian wilderness. This blog is about these people and my effort to conform my life to theirs.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Running Away to the Wilderness

These are some places where people have
runaway into the wilderness in Russia.

Old Faith Women’s Skete along a small river in 1989

Old Faith Men’s Skete, lower reaches of the Yenisey River, 2005

The photos are from the book, Tree of Avvakum