Religion in the Soviet Union

An Archival Reader

  • Authors
  • Felix Corley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Felix Corley
    Pages 1-3
  3. Felix Corley
    Pages 4-12
  4. Felix Corley
    Pages 75-129
  5. Felix Corley
    Pages 130-155
  6. Felix Corley
    Pages 156-183
  7. Felix Corley
    Pages 244-288
  8. Felix Corley
    Pages 289-384
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 385-402

About this book


The Soviet government's attitude to religion in theory and practice is shown in this wide-ranging collection of annotated texts from the newly-opened archives. Included are documents from the KGB, the Central Committee, the Council for Religious Affairs and numerous other official bodies. For the first time in English we see the bureaucrats' own view of how religious believers should be controlled, following the story from the persecutions of the early Soviet years to the openness instituted by Mikhail Gorbachev.


communism government religion revolution Soviet Union Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-99975-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-39004-1
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