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Tbilisi Molokans celebrate Transfiguration day. Molokans, sectarian Christians deported to the Caucasus in the 19th century from Russia, are one of the small minorities living in Georgia. Despite the religious difference, Molokans are usually treated respectfully in Georgia. "Somehow Molokans are taken by Georgians more as an ethnic minority, rather than a religious one," says Koba Chopliani, an expert on ethnic minority issues at the Georgian Public Defender's office. Chopliani says that in Georgia there's much less religious than ethnic tolerance.

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