The Orthodox Church and communism

  title={The Orthodox Church and communism},
  author={M. Bourdeaux and Alexandru Popescu},
The two Russian revolutions of 1917 (March and October) found the Russian Orthodox Church poised to embark on its own programme of reform. It was always the policy of Lenin (Vladimir Il’ich Ulianov) and the Bolsheviks to portray the state religion as benighted, clinging to the past, upholding outmoded values. Because of believers’ lack of contact with the outside world, the totality of censorship and the cessation of objective historical research in the Soviet Union, this view tended towards… Expand
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