They lead a quiet life out of public view and keep distant from worldly matters. Religious books written in the Old Slavonic language are studied and food is all homemade.
Married women are obliged to cover their head, while men have beards. The length of their dresses, trousers and shirt sleeves is strictly regimented – most of the body is covered.
Living, eating or praying together with lay people is out of the question. They are the Old Believers.
This film chronicles a group of Old Believers who have made their way back to the Russian hinterlands from various isolated pockets in Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil.
This may be the most interesting and informative piece about sovereignty that I have ever seen.