- 30 min.
They have old Russian names, they still observe the old Russian rituals and traditions. Unlike other Old Believer colonies in America, where children almost no longer speak Russian, many of whom have gone to the cities and disappeared among the locals, here in Bolivia they have retained their rural Russian language and faith. They walk in bast shoes and sundresses under the Bolivian palm trees and look like characters from Russian fairy tales, who somehow ended up in this distant country. The main thing is that, having left their homeland and living far from it, they claim that they are happy because they are free.