Guslitsa, Guslica, or Guslicy (Russian: Гуслица, Гуслицы) is a region situated in the eastern part of Moscow Oblast. Guslitsa is famous for it was almost entirely inhabited by the Old Believers, mainly popovtsy (Belokrinitskaya Hierarchy, now — Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church). Name Guslitsa occurs from the Guslitsa River.
Guslitsa is also well known for its cultural heritage and its home-crafts, mainly hand-written singing books and copper mouldings. Guslitsa has its center in the Rudnya and Ilyinsky Pogost villages.
Nowadays Guslitsa lies almost entirely within Orekhovo-Zuyevsky District of Moscow Oblast.
The regions neighboring Guslitsa (currently also unofficial) were also mainly inhabited by the old believers and were influenced by the Guslitsa culture a lot. Among them are: Ramenye, Zakhod, Zaponorye, Patriarshina, Vokhna.
- Russian: Михайлов С. С. Так что же считать Гуслицами? Альманах "Гуслицы", 2004 .
- Russian: Михайлов С.С., Марков А.П. Старообрядцы Гуслиц .
- Russian: Агеева Е. А. Гуслица. Альманах "Гуслицы", вып. 5, 2007 .
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