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Avvakum
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(Nov 25, 1620, Grigorovo beyond the Kudma – Apr 14, 1682, Pústozersk), spokesman for the Russian Old Believers. Was designated protopope (archpriest) for Jur'evec – Povolžskij in 1652, and after 1653 moved to the forefront of the opposition against the cultic reforms of Patriarch Nikon with the consequence that he was immediately dispatched to Siberia until 1663. Excommunicated in 1666, from 1667 onwards he was held prisoner on the lower reaches of the Pechora. There he carried on with the fight until his death – he was burned at the stake – by composing his own vita (Zhitiye…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Avvakum”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_01371>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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