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What Christian sect's name means "spirit wrestler" in Russian?




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Answer: the Doukhobors

The Doukhobors are a [fiery] Russian religious sect that settled in Western Canada to evade persecution. The word Doukhobor derives from the Russian dukhobor, spirit wrestler

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