The Spirit Wrestlers

Writer Philip Marsden journeys through post-Soviet Russia in search of the forgotten radicals who inhabit the furthest rim of the fraying southern border.

Read by Philip Franks.

Episodes

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S01The Edge Of The World19990222

Writer Philip Marsden journeys through post-Soviet Russia in search of the forgotten radicals who inhabit the furthest rim of the fraying southern border.

Read by Philip Franks.

S02The Old Believers19990223

An extraordinary tale of miraculous church building.

S03The Cossacks19990224

A visit to the old Cossack communities in the South.

S04Longevity In The Caucasus19990225

Philip Marsden meets old Russians who claim to owe their long lives to eating yeast.

S05 LASTThe Spark19990226

Rejecting religious orthodoxy and ritual as too cumbersome for the soul, the Doukhobors strive to release the spirit and light within each human being.