Kazakhstan: Russian Old Believers Cling to Faith amid Uncertain Future

Valentina Murzintseva sits inside the church she built for her community's dwindling congregation of Old Believers. (Photo: David Trilling)

Valentina Murzintseva shuffled to the door of the small white church, unbolted the padlock and stepped inside. “True faith existed in the past,” she said, gesturing around the icon-filled interior with a flourish, “and it still does!”

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Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia.

Kazakhstan: Russian Old Believers Cling to Faith amid Uncertain Future

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