Russian Translation: The most supporters of old piety being sure that Nickon has become a servant of antichrist and that the last (final) time is coming forth started to leave their native lands, went to the thick of the forests, formed skits in areas difficult of access. Those skits have become within a time the centers “of standing for the Old Belief”. The most radical old believers arrange gari self-immolations. Oh, alas, alas to that ferocious time, Alas to those sorrowful days.
Note (under the pictures are in the right side is the same note): The pictures from manuscript “A story about fathers and Solovetzkiy sufferers”), [IsPartOf] Russian Orthodox Church History - Music/Songs of the Old Believers - History of the Raskol (schism)
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