Polish Revolt of 1863 in Destinies of Old Believers of the Northwest Territory of Russian Empire

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The article is devoted to the problems of a legal status of Old Believers of Russian empire in the middle of 19th century. The comparative analysis of the Russian legislation allows the author to draw a conclusion on religious intolerance of the state and «prevailing» Orthodox Church to the old belief population of empire. The special attention is paid to the position of Old Believers of Northwest Territory who during the Polish revolt in 1863 acted on the side of Russia. The reaction of the territory administration to attempts of Old Believers to expand border of religious freedom is considered in the article.

A Y Bendin

Institute of Theology of the Belarus State University

Email: bendin26256@yandex.ru
Institute of Theology of the Belarus State University

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