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Misharistan And Its Traditions

Posted on May 24, 2012 by team

There is an amazing place in the very centre of Russia, the Nizhegorodsk region. On the maps it is called the Krasnooktyabrsky district but the locals call it Misharistan. It’s the land so much different from all Russia.

Misharistan villages are huge, clean, with houses of good quality. Probably this district is the only one in the region from where young people do not go to big cities. If it is compared to neighbouring villages where Russians live, the last one are not the gainers.

Misharistan dwellers carefully keep their traditions. You notice it while talking to them or in their kitchens. And the Tatars cook perfectly! Nobody has ever left them being hungry. Despite the actions of the Soviet authorities aimed at eradication of their religion in the country the local Tatars managed to preserve wooden mosques – unique 200 years’ monuments. Not less respectfully they treat ancient Russian traditions. Thus, while meetings or feasts, they have samovars on their tables and drink tea from saucers after the ancient Russian manner.

Misharistan Tatars in the kitchen of the religious complex of Klyuchischi village.

Monument to Lenin near the mosque in Medyan settlement.


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8 Responses to “Misharistan And Its Traditions”

  1. skopeil says:

    amazing tradition…

  2. John says:

    This is a nice village? Have you ever been to Austria? Now those are nice villages.

  3. Al says:

    The first shot…a tradition of no indoor plumbing? Looks like an outhouse.

  4. (r)evolutionist says:

    Lenin was against all religion. The bizarre, anti-intellectual practices of religion depicted above reinforce Lenin’s and Bolshevism’s (and socialism’s) correctness in trying to eliminate it.

    • gorilla says:

      It looks like Lenin is staring at giant breasts.

    • Scott says:

      It (religion) can’t survive much longer can it ? If not, them I am even more concerned for human development. No, I give the wrong impression – I mean Organized Religion, I’m more accepting of people believing what they want at a personal level. Less accepting of the intolerance and evil organized religion creates for ‘everyone’ when masses of sheep are being led that way.

  5. gorilla says:

    Except for the mosque (the ugly hulking one built by Saudi money – not the charming wooden ones), this looks like most Russian villages. The older Tatar “babuskas” dress conservatively and the younger people are not interested in religion.

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