Film-travel almanac № 247 (1990)

Newsreel №48622, 2 parts, duration: 0:17:57
Production: Centrnauchfilm (CNF)
Director:Dilanyan K., Mironov A.
Camera operators:Dubrovin G., Klimentjev A.
Text authors:Viktorov V.


The issue of the Russian Old Believer tells communities in Trans-Baikal (Buryatia) and North America (Alaska), about their history, traditions, way of life, the fate of generations.

Reel №1

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Before the icon of a lit candle.

A man prays.

Fingers plucked the rosary.

The man is baptized and has bows.

Old Believers' icon.

Landscapes Transbaikalia.

Residents of the village of Great Kunaley clothed in festive folk costumes.

Woman helping young girl with hair and headdress.

Amber Jewelry.

Women wear beads.

Portrait of a man on the background of the church building.

Welcoming at the entrance to Ninilchik on behalf of the settlement.

View of the village houses across the river.

On the road the car ahead of the boy on a bicycle.

Village of Nikolaevsk (Alaska), view of the street in the foreground a wooden fence and figurines gulls.

The operator with the camera.

On the road going car.

The car stopped near the church.

Out of the car of an elderly woman and sent to the church.

Elderly woman with the boy go to church.

Says the priest K.S.Fefelov.

Furnishing and interior of the house.


Elderly woman with grandchildren.

The older boy ties a belt and sat down on the sofa.

The icon in the corner.

Younger boys are taught how to be baptized.


The priest goes through the courtyard, greeting the parishioners. K.S.Fefelov crosses and enters the church.

Festive decoration of the church, in the colors of the icons.

The priest shows the garments, stitched to various holidays. K.S.Fefelov takes book from the shelf, leafing through.

Old books on the shelf.

Priest leafing through the book.

Pages of the book.

A man prays in front of the icons.

Woman prepares dough (view from the street through a window).

The woman prepares a pie and put it in the oven.

Key words

Standard of living.
Old Believers.

Locations: Republic of Buryatia [740] USA [851]

Seasons: Summer [824]

Reel №2

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Old Believer church and adjacent cemetery. K.S.Fefelov straightens decorations on the icon.

Festively decorated church.


Photo on the table in the house of the artist.

Furnishings shop.

Ready-made icons and patterns on the walls.

The interior of the house, the girl sitting on the couch and embroider.

Red corner in the room.


Boy punches checks on a portable cash register.

Women embroider.

Pictures on the wall.

Family in national costumes.

The trunk of a birch shudders under the blows of the ax.

A man cuts down a birch tree.

People are on the edge of the ravine.

A man carries a birch tree on the streets of the village, next to the woman go with birch branches.

People in folk costumes come out of the gate, walk down the street, singing a song.

Painted shutters.

From the window of the girl peeking.

View of the procession out of the shed.

The man opens the door, people go out in the field.

Women and girls are decorated with birch strips.

Dance around birch.

Women prepare a festive meal.

Children eat treats.

A man with a girl in his arms.

Cook Inlet, ships at berth godlike Peninsula (Kenai).

From cutting out yacht young man, a man holds the door.

On the quay there is a man with a child in her arms.

Baby boy passed, the man climbs on board.

A man removes his jacket, demonstrates the traditional shirt.

A woman passes a girl on board.

An elderly woman is making a feast, and puts on a festive table.

The hostess greets guests.

Woman gives cakes children.

A man plays the accordion, singing ditties and people dancing.

Adults and children playing in the old folk games.

Those inhabitants of the peninsula godlike.

Ships at berth, the yacht out to sea.

Church cemetery crosses holiday wreaths.


View of the church from the cemetery.

Key words

Standard of living.
Old Believers.

Locations: Republic of Buryatia [740] USA [851]

Seasons: Summer [824]

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