What does the abbreviation "MZ" or "M3" mean in the Creed column of the 1897 Russian census? #russia #translation #records


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Does anyone know the meaning of the abbreviation "MZ" or "M3" in the Creed column of the 1897 Russian census? The census page for my great-great-grandparents, Avrum & Rifka Volodarskiy, lists eight family members. The first four members have the notation "MZ" (or it could be M3) in the Creed column. The other four family members are listed as Jewish. I have not come across this notation in any other census records. 
 
Below is the link to the census file, which is for the village of Horodyshche-Pustovarovsky. My family's record is on page 123 of the pdf: 


Thank you,
Ben Zitomer
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