Trans-Volga Elders

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Trans-Volga Elders

 

(in Russian, Zavolzhskie startsy), Russian monks of the late 15th and early 16th centuries who were opposed to ecclesiastical landholding.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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