Sometimes incidents occur which display a still more curious blending of the two religions. Thus a Tcheremiss, on one occasion, in consequence of a serious illness, sacrificed a young foal to our Lady of Kazan! * Mr. Zolotnitski, "Tchuvasko-russki slovar," p. 167. Though the Finnish beliefs affected to some extent the Russian peasantry, the Russian faith ultimately prevailed.
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