Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)

history of the Russian Orthodox Church

“The Krivolutchie schismatics use violence the most…”: About the formation of the same faith in the Nikolaevsk district of the Samara province (1850–1860s)

Onthe basis of archivalmaterials,the article examinesthe initial period oftheformation ofthe “secular” coreligionism inthe Nikolaevsk district after its incorporation into the Samara province. The accession of the Old Believers to the ROC was carried out by bureaucratic methods, which subsequently led to the repeated deviation into the split of the majority of newly minted coreligionists.