History > Customs
When the German immigrants settled in colonies in the Volga River area of Russia in 1767, they were given a number of privileges including the freedom to worship as they chose and to provide education in their native tongue. The immigrants brought with them a number of traditions that over time were adapted to the local surroundings and practices of the day - some uniquely Volga German and some shared by Germans or Russians who settled in other areas near and far.
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Last updated 14 December 2009.