vendredi 12 décembre 2014

13 janvier 2015: Itelmen Resistance and Religiosity in the Flux of Russian and Soviet History, by David Koester

David Koester (University of Alaska Fairbanks, Visiting Senior Researcher at GSRL, UMR 8582 CNRS/EPHE)

Indigenous Itelmen people of Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East first encountered Russian Orthodoxy around 1705.  Very early on they recognized the close relationship between the Church and the power dynamics of the colonizers who had arrived in their homeland.