The Stranniki (Russian for Runaways or Wanderers) are the strong Pomorsky Old Believers who rejected prayers for Tsar Peter and all government papers (identification, passports, money, etc). They would not wear clothing contrary to Old Orthodox Russia, nor eat with those of contrary Faith and Practice. Keeping themselves separate from the antichrist society they went far into the Siberian wilderness. This blog is about these people and my effort to conform my life to theirs.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Estonian Old Believers Don’t Use Electricity

There are Old Believers in the Lake Peipsi area of Estonia that “do not believe in shaving, electricity, smoking or drinking coffee.” There are about 15,000 members located there around the Lake Peipsi area.

Old Faith Chapel near Lake Peipsi

a series of Redstone caves along the Peipsi shore

This page says, “electricity is not allowed