The fifth field study of the «Living Communities» project took place in Rostov region from April 5 to April 13/ 2022

From April 5 to April 13/ 2022, research fellows of the Sociology of Religion Laboratory at St. Tikhon’s University Valeria Elagina and Tatyana Krihtova conducted the fifth field study in the Rostov region within the framework of the “Living Communities” project. The expedition visited the parish communities of four settlements in Volgodonsk diocese: stanitsa Ust-Kundryuchenskaya, Orlovsky village, stanitsa Milyutinskaya and Volgodonsk. The main topic of the interview was the internal lifestyle of the communities. However, based on the specifics of the region, the researchers focused on local features: the organization of parish assistance to refugees and interaction with modern structures of the Cossacks.