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Offshoot of Russian Orthodox Church Thrives in Alaska

August 04, 2017 06:19 PM
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Alaska is the biggest - yet one of the least populated American states. There are just over 741,000 people living there - oil industry workers, adventurers from all over the U.S., Native Alaskans, immigrants. Within this complex cultural mosaic there is a group known as Russian Old believers. Nearly 50 years ago, they established a village called Nikolaevsk on Alaska's Kenai peninsula. VOA's Natasha Mozgovaya reports from there.