Aborigines of Faith
This collage is dedicated to the schismatics of Siberia and the Far East who are also known as Raskolniks or Old Believers. They were originally oppositionists to the church reform held by the Patriarchy Nikon in the 17th century. They really had to resist the conversion and flee to the wildest districts, were persecuted and resettled till the beginning of the 20th century and repressed by the Soviet authorities. It’s known that there’s no ethnic group “the Russians”; our nation is united by our common cultural background. Thus, the Raskolniks preserve the indigenous Russian culture and deserve safe community life.