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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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“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Thanks to the advances in agricultural technology the old saying “man proposes, but God disposes” is no longer valid.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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