Christmas in January and divided fans at the World Cup: meet the Russian colony in Mato Grosso

Christmas in January and divided fans at the World Cup: meet the Russian colony in Mato Grosso

About 120 families live in rural areas near East Spring, and preserve the clothing, traditions, language and customs of ancestors who left Russia after the 1917 revolution.

Iulia Ovchinnikov and Felessata KilinBBC BRAZILGilberto Leite / RDNews Iulia Ovchinnikov, 16, and Felessata Kilin, 18, have lived in the region since birth.The descendants of Russians living in rural East Spring (MT) carry with them customs that were adopted at the beginning of the last century.The clothing and the way the residents of Russian Colony, 40 km from the city founded by their descendants, live to preserve the tradition of their ancestors.And as they struggle to maintain their habits, they try to adapt to the advancement of technology.Many of them work in the city, at the fairs, selling items they plant.One of the features that most impresses the visitors of East Spring, with 59,000 inhabitants, is the clothes they wear.Amid the scorching sun of the Cerrado region, women wear long dresses and men, long-sleeved blouses.The clothes are made by the residents of the community.Child raped, woman becomes police officer, arrests man who raped her Exclusive: Inside a 's...


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