Sociopolitical Organization

The community life of Orthodox and Armeno-Gregorian Udis is regulated by customary laws ( adat ). The churches also exercise an important authority, as did the czarist Russian government.


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NATALIA G. VOLKOVA (Translated by Kevin Tuite)

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