Tajikistan’s Small Russian Community Marks Easter

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After the congregation circles St. Nicholas Church, Bishop Pitirim proclaims "Christ is Risen."

Shortly after midnight, Bishop Pitirim of Tajikistan marks the start of Easter by leading several hundred faithful outside, each carrying a burning candle, to circle The Church of St. Nicholas in Dushanbe.

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor.

Tajikistan’s Small Russian Community Marks Easter

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