Bishop Nikolai was born on 13 Oct 1891, to a pious and faithful Old Believer family in Siberia. Siberian Old Believers were known to be particularly tenacious in their adherence to the Old Belief. Up until the end of the 19th century, the forests “were rife with … secret shelters and small monasteries [of Old Believers] inhabited by two or three to up to a dozen monks.”
Marina Ledkovsky, (born Fasolt in Berlin, Germany), is Professor Emerita of Slavic Languages and Literatures (Barnard College/Columbia University). Brought up in different European countries such as Germany, Poland and France, she graduated from the Cecilienschule, Lycee for Girls in Berlin (as Valedictorian) and started her graduate studies at the University di Perugia, Italy and at [...]
2 янв. 2012 г.
The church life of Russian immigrants in Berlin in the 1930s and the first half of the 1940′s is almost unknown in comparison with the life of the Russian Orthodox people in Belgrade and Paris. The video-recorded memories of Marina V. Ledkovsky (in Russian) have historical value, as they gives us an inside look at [...]