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St. Nicholas The Miracle Worker Russian Orthodox Church

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

The St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker Russian Orthodox Church was built in 1846 by Ukrainian Cossacks from the regions of Poltava and Chernigov, who settled in Armenia in the early 19th century. The Church has been shut since the 1988 Spitak Earthquake. Registered as a...

Molokans – Adding Ethnic Color To A Homogeneous Armenia

Molokans In Armenia

Molokans are a Russian Christian sect, which split from Russia’s Orthodox Church in the 16th century, and were persecuted under the Russian tsars. By the early 19h century, the Molokans sought refuge in Armenia and in other South Caucasus countries. Currently they number about 3,000...

Yazidis In Armenia

Yazidis In Armenia

Armenian Yazidis are a subgroup of Yazidis settled in Armenia, where they form the largest minority group. They are recognized as a distinct ethnic group in Armenia and are well integrated into the Armenian society, with freedom of religion and non-interference in their cultural traditions. ...