Preserved in all its Soviet glory
Tuesday, 25 December 2012 09:10

IVANOVKA, Azerbaijan, is home to the last Soviet collective farm and a group of dissident Christians called the Molokans, who were forced out of Russia by Catherine the Great

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this video incorrectly stated that Catherine the Great reigned in the nineteenth century, rather than in the eighteenth century

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source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/economist/QxiO/~3/W9jNzs_y6wQ/last-molokans

 

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