Ethnic Russian Sect Struggling to Survive in Azerbaijan

Molokans from the villages of Kirovka and Chukhuyurd gather to bury Ivan Varonin at the cemetery between the two villages.

When Ivan Varonin passed away in late June at the age of 81, he was the oldest member of the Russian-speaking Christian community of Molokans left in the tiny Azerbaijani mountain village of Karinovka, some 125 kilometers west of Baku.

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Ethnic Russian Sect Struggling to Survive in Azerbaijan

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