A New Role for Religion in Russia's New Consumer Age: the Case of Moscow1

  title={A New Role for Religion in Russia's New Consumer Age: the Case of Moscow1},
  author={Melissa Caldwell},
  journal={Religion, State \& Society},
  pages={19 - 34}
  • M. Caldwell
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Political Science
  • Religion, State & Society
Of all the changes that have marked Russia’s transformation in the postsoviet period, one of the most intriguing has been the emergence of a vibrant religious orientation in what was formerly an officially atheistic society. If the Soviet era was characterised by the official secularisation of the state through a series of measures that included disbanding religious organisations, closing churches and synagogues, confiscating church property and executing religious leaders, the postsoviet… 
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