Doukhobor Links

Recommended Links:

USCC Doukhobor Website
The website hosted by the Union of Spiritual Community of Christ Doukhobors of the beautiful Kootenay Boundary region of south-central British Columbia.

USCC Cultural Interpretive Society
The Cultural Interpretive Society is a non-profit group of Doukhobor women and friends dedicated to the preservation and celebration of traditional Doukhobor fibre arts and crafts. To protect the environment and to promote peace and friendship, we donate products of our charitable work to individuals and communities in need, locally and globally.

Doukhobor Genealogy Website
An excellent genealogical web page designed and maintained by Jonathan Kalmakoff, with many historical articles.

Friends of Tolstoy Yasnaya Polyana Bakery/Cafe Project
Find out about the Yasnaya Polyana Revitalization Project initiated by Canadian Doukhobors and other friends who share the Tolstoyan philosophy.

YouTube Video - Canadian Doukhobrs by3TV, Moscow
This 10 minute video was created by a Russian film crew during the 2008 USCC Union of Youth Festival.

Other Doukhobor Links:

Vancouver Island Doukhobor Community Association (VIDCA)
Comprised of a group of like-minded individuals who wish to reconnect with their culture and preserve the unique a cappella traditions of their ancestors, the Victoria Doukhobor Choir has quickly expanded to welcome many new members over the past few years. Our ever-growing numbers serve as a testament to the desire of our Doukhobor youth to preserve the songs that form the foundation of their culture and faith.

Baba's Home Cooking
50 instructional video-DVDs by Anne (Potapoff) Hlookoff-Kehler. Step-by-step details on how to prepare traditional Russian dishes such as borshch (Doukhobor style soup), lapsha (egg noodles), pirogi (pastry), and many other dishes including non-traditional ones — one recipe per DVD. On-line recipies can also be purchased and downloaded from her website:

The Doukhobor Dugout House
Found on the homestead of the Cheveldayoff family near Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, on a bend of the North Saskatchewan River where one party of Doukhobors first settled upon immigrating to Canada.

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre
This enjoyable and unique museum is nestled in a beautiful historic setting on the banks of the Columbia River on traditional Doukhobor orchard land near the original settlement of 1908. Here, you can learn about the origin of the Doukhobor people.

The Spirit Wrestlers
A web site hosted by Doukhobor author Koozma J. Tarasoff containing an array of Doukobor information, the author's bibliography and more.

The Spirit Wrestlers
This site, also hosted by Doukhobor author Koozma J. Tarasoff, requires Macromedia's Shockwave plug-in and while most browsers now come equipped with the Shockwave Player, some older ones do not; you will need the Player installed before entering. This dynamic site contains photo restoration samples, bibliography, and information on his new book/CD-ROM. (A sample module from the upcoming CD-ROM is now on-line within this site. With the magic of new media and its compression techniques, one can now read a Russian word, and hear its correct annunciation!). Hi-speed modem access is encouraged.

The Doukhobors: "Spirit Wrestlers"
A wonderful site maintained by the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Includes historical pictures, sound clips as well as numerous articles and links.

Simon Fraser University Doukhobor Collection
A phenomenal collection of over 120 primary source items (totalling over 400 images) about the Doukhobors from 1898 to 1930. Contains fully digitized original documentation such as letters, manuscripts, photographs, books and book chapters, magazine articles, and financial documents.

Molokans Around the World
The Molokans are a Spiritual Christian Russian sectarian group historically connected with Doukhobors. Find lots of information about Spiritual Christians by country, including Doukhobors. Much is shown in Russian and English. Maintained by Andrei Conovaloff, Arizona USA.

Miscellaneous Links:

Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History
"A team of historians has been trying to solve some historical "cold cases" -- old crimes in which the guilty ones walked, and even more insidious crimes where a whole village may have been complicit. There are other mysteries too, about unusual cases from the Viking age to the Klondike Gold Rush." This includes the Explosion on the Kettle Valley Line.

Slavic Research Group (University of Ottawa) Homepage
John Woodsworth and Andrew Donskov of the University of Ottawa, have put together this informative page detailing the work of the Slavic Research Group.

Gobal Volunteer Network
The Global Volunteer Network offers volunteer opportunities in community projects throughout the world. Our vision is to support the work of local community organizations in developing countries through the placement of international volunteers. We believe that local communities are in the best position to determine their needs, and we provide volunteers to help them achieve their goals.

Quick Links

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Kootenay Region Branch UNAC (KRUNA)
Greenpeace Canada
Amnesty International
Free the Children
United Nations Association
World Watch Institute
Eco net
Non-Violence Web
Waging Peace
Centre for Social Justice
Defense of Canadian Liberty
School of Americas Watch
Holistic Politics
David Suzuki Foundation
The Christian Science Monitor
Independent Media Centre
Council of Canadians
Resource Center of the Americas

Resources for Peace

Peaceful Societies

Multicultural Canada
Doukhobor-Russian Paintings by Florence Chernoff/Lymburner

PEACE Links for the Family

Peace Workers

The Campaign for Love & Forgiveness
Launched in 2006, the Fetzer Institute's four-year Campaign for Love & Forgiveness, encouraged people to bring love and forgiveness into the heart of individual and community life. Through facilitated conversations, public television documentaries, web resources, activities, events, and educational curricula, people from all walks of life explored the role and power of love and forgiveness in their lives.

The People's Charter to Create a Non-Violent World
The aim of this Charter is to create a worldwide movement to end violence in all its forms.

CPYU (Centre for Parent/Youth Understanding)
a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers.

ENACT highlights successful youth programmes and actionsfor preventing bullying, teaching conflict resolution skills, developing inter-cultural understanding and engaging constructively in social issues. It also includes links to youth, peace and development organisations, events, youth peace issues, and a forum for youth to discuss peace ideas, perspectives and strategies.

Operation Objection
Operation Objection aims to spark an urgently needed national counter-recruitment campaign to get recruiters out of our schools. This is a once in a generation opportunity to reclaim our educational institutions for peace and the interests of students from those who would co-opt them for war.

AVAAZ.ORG is a community of global citizens who take action on the major issues facing the world today. The aim of is to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decisions. members act for a more just and peaceful world and a globalization with a human face. Sing up and share your voice:

CODE PINK - Women for Peace
CODE PINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities.

Architects of Peace Project - Arun Gandhi Reflects on Working Toward Peace
The Architects of Peace Web site is a gateway to exploring the lives of a diverse group of men and women who have devoted their lives to building peace.

Kim Phuc - Kim Foundation International healing children of war
The concept of the Kim Foundation was inspired by Kim Phuc - an innocent victim of the Vietnam War at the age of nine. Photographed while running for safety with other children, Kim was severely burned by napalm and became known as "The girl in the picture." Nick Ut , the photographer, recalls the event.

Volunteers for Peace - International Voluntary Service
Founded in 1982, VFP is a non-profit membership organization. We do not have any political or religious agenda. We are partner to a large network of similar organizations worldwide. Our goal is to work toward a more peaceful world through the promotion of International Voluntary Service (IVS) projects, historically known as International Workcamps, and the exchange of volunteers.

A 'Peace' of Internet for Kids and Youth
These links are for Kids and Youth. If you know of another web site that should be added to this list please let us know. If you find that one of these sites does not link, has changed, or is not what it should be please let us know so that we can change or remove it. Thank you. NOTE: Parental guidance and support is suggested.
Young people speaking out about bullying and victimization. Youth who know that one out of 4 kids are bullied, one out of 5 kids are the bully and that 282,000 high school kids are attacked each month nationally.

Acts of Transformation - War Toys to Peace Art
Acts of Transformation: War Toys to Peace Art is a Peace Education project initiated by grass roots teachers in British Columbia, Canada now endorsed by the B.C. Teachers' Federation.

UN Cyber School Bus
United Nations global teaching and learning projects. There is something for all ages plus fun and games and in several languages, including English and Russian. This site is for teachers as well.

Greenpeace Fun & Games
A link to the Greenpeace International website of fun and games. Play Duke Anti-nuke: help Duke convert missile silos and nuclear power plants into weapons-free-zones and safe, clean, renewable energy. Hurry! OR Eco-quest: the game in which you save endangered species from extinction. There are screen savers and more...

Nobel Peace Prize Educational Games
You don't have to be a genius to understand the work of the Nobel Prize Winners. These games and simulations, based on Prize-winning achievements, will teach and inspire you while you're having FUN! Students, teachers and non-profesionals of all ages will enjoy testing and building their knowledge in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace and economics. So, go ahead, Explore and Learn! Try Nuclear Weapons: take on the mission to disarm the world of nuclear weapons with the help of eight "Peace Doves!"

Youthwork Links & Ideas
A Peace site just for youth all over the world. This site links to other Peace sites.

Peace Pals
Peace Pals is a program designed to encourage young people ages 5-19 to become peacemakers dedicated to living in the spirit of the words
May Peace Prevail on Earth

The Mir Centre for Peace
The mandate of the Mir Centre at Selkirk College in Castlegar, BC is understanding and building cultures of peace through education.

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
The mandate of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario is to undertake research and public education, and provide support for peacemaking efforts at various levels.

Just Youth Development and Peace
Youth working together to build a just world! ... For more than 35 years, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE supported communities working to improve conditions that end poverty and bring about justice... creating a better world! We support programs in many countries...

Seeds of Peace
Founded in 1993, Seeds of Peace is dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence. "Treaties are negotiated by governments. Peace is made by People..." A site to support.

Kids in crisis... they're everywhere. Faced with physical and emotional abuse, drugs, peer pressure and the like, many kids today just don't have the resources or support to handle the pressure.This site gives hope, help and healing to children facing crisis.

Internet Safety Links for Kids and Parents
These links are for the purpose of helping Kids, Youth, and Parents learn how to use the internet safely. If you know of another web site that should be added to this list please let us know. If you find that one of these sites does not link, has changed, or is not what it should be please let us know so that we can change or remove it. Thank you. NOTE: Parental guidance is suggested and encouraged.

Disney's SurfSwell Island
Disney's Internet safety game that teaches kids how to use the Internet safely in a fun and interactive way. There is information for parents as well. This is a great place for both new and advanced Web users to find information on using the Internet wisely.

Here is an Internet safety game plus so much more. There's something for the entire family on this website. NOTE: Registraion is required to play some of the games - do it together.

Your familys guide to making the Internet and Technology
fun, safe and productive. Fun for the entire family (play the online safety quiz at the bottom.)

Child and Teen Safety on the Internet
Today the Internet is not only for adults. Teenagers and children are also utilizing this network of networks for everything from education to entertainment. They are privy to the same vast pool of uncensored and ungoverned information that their parents are...

Learn Internet Safety
A free Microsoft online safety video that teaches you how to keep your family safe and secure while on line.

Yahooligans! Parents' Guide
A safe surfing website for the whole family.

McAfee Online safety tips and Virus information
Online Guide for Parents with virus information, including hoax virus alerts..

Online Couponing and Shopping - Basic Consumer Safety
Before starting an online transaction, take time to read the following consumer safety tips. While there are opportunities for a deal around every corner, shoppers need to be prepared. For more information, check out any one of the included resources. A little online shopping savvy goes a long way.

Toil and Peaceful Life