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


The Question of the Legal Status of Religious Sects of Baptists and Adventists in of the Russian Empire at the End of the 19th Century – the Begining of the 20th Century (Based on Saratov’s Province Sources)

The article discusses the problem of religious freedom, followers of religious sects of Baptists, and Adventists Stundists in the legislation of the Russian Empire at the end of the 19th century - the early 20th century. The article focuses on the analysis of the legal provisions of these religious movements. The author comes to the conclusion that despite the legalization of religious organizations of Protestant direction, the followers of these sects continued to limit rights. They were extremely oppressed by the government during the World War I.