Svetlana VASILYEVA. Registration of the Old Believers communities of Transbaikalia (20–30th of the XVIII century)

Te history of the formation of a new stage of the relationship between Old Believers’ religious communities and the Soviet Government in 1920–1930 is described in the present article. Special attention is paid to the implemetation of the frst decree of the Soviet Government, which
determined the legitimate status of the Old Believers’ communities in the Baikal Region. Te author reveals interesting facts about the inter-confessional activity of the Old Believers’ communities during the period of their registration.
Key words: Old Believers, Soviet legislation, atheistic
propaganda, registration of communities.