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Treatment of the different religious minorities in the early USSR. Part II.

Islam In those days there lived around 20 million Muhammedan believers in the Russian Empire on the Eve of the Revolution. Disregarding the different denominations in Islam, we can state Islam predominates in some form in the Caucasus and in … Continue reading

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Treatment of the different religious minorities in the early USSR

Old Believers With different religious minorities is mainly meant different from the official state-religion during the tsarist period: the Russian Orthodox Church, of which the tsar was also the patriarch since Peter the Great established the system of caesaropapism in … Continue reading

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The Mother of God has passed in Kazan

“The Mother of God has passed” in Kazan   In early Soviet days, religious holidays were deemed responsible for moral depravity, debauchery, fighting and familal feuds. Here we see the Icon of the Mother of God being carried through the … Continue reading

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Noblesse oblige

“Were all of us, the top layer of Russian society, were we so completely insensitive, so terribly estranged, that we had not noticed that the wonderful life we were leading in itself was unjust and that it was impossible to … Continue reading

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“Without God, without prayer, but using modern technique”

Thanks to the advances in agricultural technology the old saying “man proposes, but God disposes” is no longer valid. From now on mankind will determine its own destiny, so it is told. From this statement concrete antireligious inferences are drawn. … Continue reading

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The Two Faces Of Russia (essay by Oswald Spengler)

Here is an essay on the nature and the national character of the Russian people by the (somewhat controversial) German historian, philosopher and cultural pessimist Oswald Spengler. Although it is written from an outspoken German point of view, the author … Continue reading

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“Si non è vero, è ben trovato!”

On a certain day in a remote village there appeared a man who claimed to be Jehova. The man was a member of a sect. A peasant, who had an electric light-bulb installed in his hut, approached this man and … Continue reading

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The nature of Russian Marxism

Before the introduction of the Marxist teachings Russia was less infected then other countries by atheist ideas. It did have its Voltairians who copied the ideas of the great opponent of religion and called themselves freethinkers, their influence reached until … Continue reading

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How God electrified the village & how the village electrified itself

Lenin’s words: “Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country” was not only the resume of bolchevik economy, it also applied for the stand they took on religion, which is aptly illustrated by this image. Technique was … Continue reading

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