‘Russian Amish’: Children of the schism (RT documentary on Orthodox Old Believers

The Orthodox Believers – 2012 Documentary
January 2015

They lead a quiet life out of public view and keep distant from worldly matters. Religious books written in the Old Slavonic language are studied and food is all homemade. Married women are obliged to cover their head, while men have beards. The length of their dresses, trousers and shirt sleeves is strictly regimented – most of the body is covered. Living, eating or praying together with lay people is out of the question. They are the Old Believers.