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On Sunday, June 3, Orthodox Christians celebrated Pentecost, one of the twelve great holidays. A RIA Novosti correspondent attended the Pentecost celebration at an Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks in Stavropol Territory.

On Sunday, June 3, Orthodox Christians celebrated Pentecost, one of the twelve great holidays. A RIA Novosti correspondent attended the Pentecost celebration at an Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks in Stavropol Territory. 

© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankOn Sunday, June 3, Orthodox Christians celebrated Pentecost, one of the twelve great holidays.
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On Sunday, June 3, Orthodox Christians celebrated Pentecost, one of the twelve great holidays.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankA girl during a church service on Pentecost.
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A girl during a church service on Pentecost.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankTo mark Pentecost, churches are decorated with flowers and green branches that symbolize life and renovation.
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To mark Pentecost, churches are decorated with flowers and green branches that symbolize life and renovation.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankKumskaya Dolina villagers from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks during Pentecost service.
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Kumskaya Dolina villagers from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks during Pentecost service.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankPentecost celebration at the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks.
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Pentecost celebration at the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe history of the Nekrasov Cossacks began on October 9, 1707 when over 200 people rebelled against tsar’s “chasteners.” It was one of the first major anti-feudal peasant and Cossack uprising in Russia’s history. Photo: Pentecost celebration at the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks.
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The history of the Nekrasov Cossacks began on October 9, 1707 when over 200 people rebelled against tsar’s “chasteners.” It was one of the first major anti-feudal peasant and Cossack uprising in Russia’s history. Photo: Pentecost celebration at the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankIn 1710, defeated Cossacks fled from the Don to the Kuban. In 1740, they had to flee before the tsar’s troops once again. This time they sailed across the Black Sea to Turkey. Photo: A priest during Pentecost service at the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks.
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In 1710, defeated Cossacks fled from the Don to the Kuban. In 1740, they had to flee before the tsar’s troops once again. This time they sailed across the Black Sea to Turkey. Photo: A priest during Pentecost service at the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankSome of the Nekrasov Cossacks began returning to Russia only in late 19th century. After the October Revolution, some of their descendents moved to the Krasnodar Territory. Photo: Kumskaya Dolina villager bakes scones to mark Pentecost.
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Some of the Nekrasov Cossacks began returning to Russia only in late 19th century. After the October Revolution, some of their descendents moved to the Krasnodar Territory. Photo: Kumskaya Dolina villager bakes scones to mark Pentecost.
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe Cossacks who lived in exile for over 250 years preserved the customs, traditions, Russian language, songs, and religion of Don Cossacks of the 17th-18th centuries. Photo: Kumskaya Dolina villagers from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks
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The Cossacks who lived in exile for over 250 years preserved the customs, traditions, Russian language, songs, and religion of Don Cossacks of the 17th-18th centuries. Photo: Kumskaya Dolina villagers from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankKumskaya Dolina villager from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks
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Kumskaya Dolina villager from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankKumskaya Dolina villager from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks
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Kumskaya Dolina villager from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankKumskaya Dolina villager from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks
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Kumskaya Dolina villager from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankKumskaya Dolina villagers from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks
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Kumskaya Dolina villagers from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks
© RIA Novosti . Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankKumskaya Dolina villager from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks
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Kumskaya Dolina villager from the Old Believers’ community of Nekrasov Cossacks
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