literally "spirit wrestlers." A Russian religious SECT founded in the eighteenth century which is characterized by a rejection of CIVIC AUTHORITY and tendency towards communalism. Persecuted during the nineteenth century, they emigrated to Canada where small communities still exist.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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