Hg2 : The Hedonist


Near the main road turning to Lahij up on a fertile plain, lies the Russian village of Ivanovka, home to the Molokans, or milk-drinkers. The Molokans are a religious sect who believe in worshipping God through tilling the soil and don’t worship in churches. They were exiled from Russia centuries ago for daring to protest against their perceived lavishness of the Orthodox Church. When the Soviets invaded it was no great surprise that their style of communal living on a shared farm would appeal and they were designated a collective farm. The surprise came when, after the fall of communism, they elected to keep the Collective Farm, or kholkhoz, and are now the only still working Soviet-style Collective Farm in the world.

Explore this venue in our app

Sign up for our newsletter

We'd love to keep you up-to-date with what's really going on around the world, from the hottest new restaurants and mind-blowingly beautiful hotels, to thumping underground clubs and world-class art galleries. Sign up to learn more - we promise you it'll be worth it...


Follow Us