I have been researching the history of Spiritual Christians (folk Protestants) from Russia, my heritage, since entering college in the 1960s.
I found many inconsistencies, errors, myths and misunderstandings published, and in oral histories.
Wouldn't life be so much simpler if we just all call everyone "dude"? Many habitually continue a mistake to be consistent with previous mistakes, to not confuse the listener-reader.Selling Dukh-i-zhizniki or Pryguny as Molokane is false advertising.Doukhobors in Canada have a similar problem.(28) Can you imagine working with someone who has very little vocabulary and refuses to learn any new words?I traveled to the Former Soviet Union 5 times (1992, 1997, 2007, 2011, 2015) for more than a year total time, to visit and document Spiritual Christian communities. While visiting nearly 100 Spiritual Christian congregations around the world, differences between the often confused faiths became clear to me.My summary findings here and at are updated as time permits.