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Molokan

Molokans are a an ethnic minority in Armenia. They live in small villages in Northern Armenia.

 

The young do not mind having their photos taken. The elderly hide their faces. I think it has to do with their religious beliefs - they belong to two different sects in Russian Orthodox religion. One is more strict and the other one is more liberal and welcomes progress.

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Taken on August 20, 2003