I traveled to the Former Soviet Union 5 times (1992, 1997, 2007, 2011, 2015) for more than a year total time, to visit and document Spiritual Christian communities. While visiting nearly 100 Spiritual Christian congregations around the world, differences between the often confused faiths became clear to me.
My summary findings here and at are updated as time permits.
* The term "Spiritual Christianity" (Russian: dukhovnoe khristianstvo) specifically refers to "Russian folk Protestantism," not all of the 100 types of sectarians (Russian: sektanty).
Superintendent Matt Pullen from Wiltshire Police said: "Solstice 2013 has been a great success with approximately 21,000 people celebrating in the positive, friendly atmosphere as they waited for sunrise.
Other Spiritual Christian (non-Orthodox, folk Protestant, sectarian) groups with origins in Old Russia that resettled in North America (Adventisty, Baptisti, Dukhobortsy,** Evangeliki, Pyatidesyatniki, Shalaputi, Subbotniki, Svobodniki, etc.) are not the focus of this taxonomy, though they were all often called malakan, or Molokan in error.
Old Orthodox faiths (Old Ritualists, staroobryadtsy, Old Believers, staroverie) are raskolniki, not Spiritual Christians, and often confused with malakan.
"The weather held but unfortunately the cloud cover was too dense to see the sun come up." Loraine Knowles, Stonehenge director at English Heritage, said that although Stonehenge never failed to impress visitors, the setting of the stones had marred people's appreciation and enjoyment of the site.
It can be daunting to walk into a class to do something new with people you've never met, but believe me, that first time is the hardest bit!