In Focus: Russian Neopagans Go Mainstream

By David Schonauer   Friday November 9, 2018

For centuries, Russia’s pagans practiced their faith on the fringes. But lately, notes photographer Pavel Volkov at The Washington Post, the community of rodnovers, or neopagans, is growing — and finding a home in the country’s biggest cities. Russia’s first pagans were largely wiped out by the Russian Christian church 1,000 years ago. But a modern iteration of the movement was reborn during the collapse of the Soviet Union, adds Volkov, who has photographed the modern-day pagans.

Read the whole story at The Washington Post.


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