Two centuries later, As Russia Dukhoboriy (fighting spirit) settled in the Caucasus, Georgia in the future in the hands of young Dukhobori.
1840 Dukhabors in Tsarist Russia and Georgia emerged from their homeland turned. They landed in the area of eight villages, where many generations.
nowadays, As a result of mass migration, Doukhobors in Georgia decreased. orlovkasa village and Gorelovka, that their sacred place for only 135 were left.
Doukhobors in Georgia's future largely depends on the fate of young people, Krasnikov like Cristina and Cristina bichakhchiania.
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Both Christina boasts its own origin, But difficulties, before which stand Dukhoboriy, They make a variety of decision-making.
18 On Christina Krasnikov fears, Soon the village will have to leave. Many of his peers live in Armenia moved.
24 On Christina bichakhchianma even preferred to remain Gorelovka. their origins proud Kristina, Georgian society is well integrated. for some period of learning had to abandon Gorlovka, But back to back, and now teaches at the school Gorelovka, where he studied.
Two young Russian-Georgian schools of the time Gorelovka, where Dukhabor, Armenian and Georgian children with learning.
200 year ago, The first winter spent in the village for a Dukhobori damaging to the. Many of them died in the spring and met many children orphans. Dukhabors they built the house for the children, and this building was built around a traditional worship places.
Dukhabors years of peace and prosperity of the region gained. Initially region 4,000 The family settled in the village and later they founded eight.
zamtreb cold region to deal with white houses built, Doors are painted blue.
During our visit, Cristina and Cristina bichakhchians Krasnikov leads us in prayer house. All around it is covered with snow, only in the yard of ash red color of the fruit, and special attention is paid gamokrtis.
Orthodox Christian are Dukhobors, But they have different traditions. They do not recognize the clergy, written prayers, crosses and even churches.
"They should put on, bent down and express respect so. I am a semi-Dukhabor, But often I was coming here with his grandmother "- Christina says bichakhchiani. Christina's mother has Dukhabor, And Father – Armenian. Dukhobori mixed culture of the family may be preserved and Christina are a good example, Three songs he knows by heart.
Christina's family msavsad, Gorelovka Georgians, Doukhobors and Armenians live in blended families.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, In other nationalities have settled in villages Dukhobors. 90-ies in Georgia, along with the strengthening of nationalism started to leave the villages Dukhabors.
Armenians living in the region live in villages moved Dukhobori. As a result of the efforts of the double Dukhabors had its own culture and traditions.
50 On Raisa astapurova recalls, how abandoned in the 1990s in Georgia, Dukhabors, to return to the land of their ancestors, despite, that there can not maintain their own traditions.
visiting the school teachers shared its concern about, Dukhobori the villages in the Georgian media sources, as reflected in
"Villages, are abandoned and where only old people live ".
"See how many kids are here" – says one teacher.
Ethnic diversity Gorelovka N 1 The positive side of the school, But he Dukhobori one problem, Georgian language knowledge symbol; Non-students are less likely to speak out on this language school. The students in the school, Dukhabor children Georgian language teaching in a sort of help, But this is not enough. After school pupils Dukhabor Georgian can not speak to the level of, the unified national exams.
"I want to stay in Georgia, But I fear, I know that the Georgian well, Therefore, Armenia – I will have to go in Gyumri,” – Christina says Krasnikov. Two of her classmates moved to Armenia, Russian college studies.
Kristina 18 year-old cousin Roman to stay in Georgia and wants to serve in the army. he thinks, the army to better master the Georgian language and then be able to continue learning.
The unfortunate reality is, Doukhobors to leave for Georgia and Russia to Armenia or not the choice of moving, but also an opportunity, to get higher education.
One of them is Cristina bichakhchiani, who faced such a choice. He Gorelovka after finishing school, Studies of Yerevan State University in Tehran. After graduating, he returned to the village, which now works as a teacher.
Christina bichakhchiani school each day speaks Russian, Armenian and Georgian. "I have an Armenian surname, But grandmother (Mother Mother), which was Dukhabor, I was greatly influenced. she died, But always when I go to the shrine near, I remember how I shared it. this love to the world and traditions Dukhobori, which is part of my, My grandmother gave it to me,”- Christina says.
Gorelovka houses in the crawl, Christina bichakhchianis history seems promising.
White storks are another hopeful development in the village. They Dukhobori abandoned houses on top of nests still have abortions.
storks winter village leave, But, faced with Christine back.
We say goodbye and preparing to go to residents of Gorlovka. We promised to return in the future.
We come out on the track for a moment and look to Dukhobori beautiful place. Great efforts are required to, Such a unique culture that remain in place, where the water is cold and the wind always blows quickly freezes, However, near the village of voice calls is still heard today, and life is in full swing.