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Chapter V. A modern situation

Now in China there were descendants albazintsev only from three families. It Du (Dubinins), JAo (JAkovlevy) and Lo (Romanovs).

Last of family Habarovyh have returned to Russia, to Vladivostok, in 50-s' years of XX century. After death He Hajlinja (何海林) its Russian wife has left with children for Russia. Then came back everything, the special reasons were not. It is known, that He Hajlin was not the priest.

Also for today any more does not remain anybody from family Holostovyh. Last of them have died in 50-s' years in China, not having left descendants.

Albazintsy now live in Beijing (Du, JAo), in Tianjin (Du, JAo, Lo). Also there are data, that they till now live in Hajlaare (Lo) and Harbin (Lo); in Wuhan (Du) and Changchun (Du), Shenyang (Du).

On a question, how many albazintsev now remains in China, precisely to answer not probably. The author of the given degree work had to hear, that in their Beijing nearby 300, and in Tianjin 20 person is less.

Albazintsy have no official organization, but they keep in touch with each other, keeping related communications.

Albazintsy is a special generality of people, Having lived so long period of time in China, they did not become absolute Chineses, but they already and not Russian. Externally they look as Chineses, maybe, a little as manchurians, they on-eeoaenee (the senior generation Russian knows), but many of them assotsiirujut speak with Russian. It is interesting, that practically always from descendants albazintsev I had to hear such question: " And we in fact are really externally similar to Russian? ".

All albazintsy is remembered with the Russian surnames, they have also Russian names which they use in dialogue with Russian. Among themselves they use, mainly, the Chinese names, knowing usually Russian names only the close relatives.

Speaking about other characteristics albazintsev it is possible to consider and such question, as their attitude to alcohol. It is considered, Russian, frequently, consume spirits in lots, in comparison by Asians. The author of the given degree work had to hear from albazintsev, that some of them " drank as Russian ".

The attitude albazintsev to Russian kitchen is interesting. All albazintsy which to me met, very much it loved. To cook Russian food is able, and it is very good, Du Vej (Dubinin Vera) besides Lo TSin (Anna Romanov) with the big pride told that has learned to prepare for some dishes of Russian kitchen in Shanghai.

It is interesting to note such general for all albazintsev quality as hospitableness. All albazintsy, even right at the beginning of acquaintance to the author of degree work, willingly went on contact, invited and invariable tried to feed. However, last characteristic can be considered as display, both Russian, and the Chinese hospitality.

One of the main elements of the Russian culture, kept at albazintsev during acculturation is an orthodox belief. But here there is a serious problem which consists that for today the Orthodox Church in China formally is not recognized by local authorities. Russian Orthodox Church, but while unsuccessfully tries to help the decision of this problem.

From Dmitry Napary who communicated with albazintsami, (Matron), one of the most active albazintsev was necessary to hear, that Njutszy, keeps in touch with management on affairs of religion of the Peoples Republic of China and tries to achieve registration of orthodox arrival. It is necessary to tell, that inside albazinskoj communities in this occasion exist contradictions: one consider, that it is necessary to achieve indemnifications for the destroyed temples. And the some people consider, that it is necessary to forget and move it forward, according to the law of the Peoples Republic of China which acts on today.

Since 2003, from the sanction of Management on affairs of religions of the government of the Peoples Republic of China 15 Chineses are trained in orthodox seminaries of Russia: in Moscow and St.-Petersburg in Piously Troitskoj Sergievskoj laurels, in Sretinskom a monastery and in a theological seminary of St.-Petersburg.

In Russia two albazintsev from Dubinin's family (on a female line) studied, but they at the desire have interrupted training and have returned to China.

Still more recently in Beijing last orthodox priest Du to the Bodice (Alexander Du) was alive. It has died on December, 16th, 2003.

According to an official site of Russian Orthodox Church father Alexander has been erected in a curacy by the chief of the twentieth Russian spiritual mission in China archbishop Beijing and Chinese Victor (Svjatinym) in the beginning of 1950th years. In 1998 the Most holy Patriarch Moscow and vseja Russia Alexey has awarded father Alexander with an award of prelate Innokentija Moscow (II degrees) for missionary and vicarial works, and in 2002 napersnym a cross with ornaments [5.]

It is known also, that Alexander Dubinin considered itself as Russian, well knew Russian. Last years it and members of its family in documents have corrected a nationality and "officially" steel Russian.

Burial service of last orthodox priest of Beijing - archpriest Alexander Du Lifu has been accomplished in city Catholic temple Nantang by the employee of a department of external church communications of the Moscow Patriarchy priest Dionisiem Pozdnjaevym. Authorities of the Chinese capital have resolved burial of father Alexander on cemetery Babaoshan where after formation of the Peoples Republic of China bury revolutionary heroes and outstanding figures of the Peoples Republic of China [5.]

In the second chapter there was a speech about influence of the Chinese beliefs on orthodox tradition at albazintsev because of such qualities of the Chinese culture as an openness and ability to synthesis. If to speak about today it is at times shown that in houses albazinev, for example, on the top shelf of a case there can be crosses and icons, and on bottom - Buddhist symbols. As it is possible to draw a conclusion from all vysheupomjanutogo, it at all does not stir to their sincere belief in Orthodoxy.