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There are 37 item(s) tagged with the keyword "religion".

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1. Frozen Traditions, The Epiphany Swim

Religious or not, January 19th marks the day in which thousands of Russians dunk themselves in freezing waters for the annual Epiphany swim.

Tags: winter, ice swimming, Orthodox Church, epiphany, religion
2. The Orthodox Church Strikes Back

A high-school biology teacher wasn't expecting officials of the Russian Orthodox Church to be so vocal about a recent lesson.

Tags: religion, Orthodox Church, education
3. Scents and Memoirs

Two books reviewed: one on the origin of two perfumeries, another that is a memoir of an archpriest.

Tags: business, perfume, religion
4. Security Snoops on Banya Bathers

A court case in the city of Perm unveils a story combining three quintessentially Soviet things: bathhouses, religious oppression, and an (extremely) intrusive surveillance state.

Tags: Perm, banya, law, human rights, religion
5. A Quiet Christmas for Putin

Instead of reveling in the bright lights of a Moscow Christmas celebration, Putin decided to take in the holiday at a small church in a small town.

Tags: putin, religion, Christmas
6. Searching for St. Nicholas

A town on the Turkish coast preserves the memory of one of Russia’s most venerated saints.

Tags: st. nicholas, Orthodox Church, religion, christmas
7. Goa and Greenhouses

A well-to-do Russian tries to bring his green new ideal to life in a Russian village. Not all goes to plan.

Tags: religion, village life
8. Wash Your Shoes, but Not Here

Five men recorded themselves washing their shoes in a holy site in Kaliningrad. Then they overshared.

Tags: Orthodox Church, social media, religion, Kaliningrad
9. God in Nature

The veneration and preservation of nature are at the root of Mari culture. We get a unique inside look at their most sacred annual ritual of worship.

Tags: religion, paganism, Mari
10. September/October 2020

The Mari People * Life in Isolation * Russia's Discovery of Antarctica * Raspberry Picking * Semyonovsky Revolt * Battle on the Ugra * Sergei Bondarchuk * Table Russian * Bird Language * Apple Fritters * Chicks the TV Series * Kamchatka and Belarus

Tags: religion, dissent, village life, exploration, movies

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