The Reform Movement as seen in the Soviet Press

  • Michael Bourdeaux


In the last chapter we built up a picture of the activities of the Organizing Committee in the post– Khrushchev period, relying mainly on material written by its members and sometimes circulated in the USSR in mimeographed form. Now we take our account further by using our other principal source, the recent Soviet press. The sole reason for the publication of these articles, it must be borne in mind, is to blacken the reform movement and falsely accuse its leaders of fostering an anti-Soviet campaign, yet the detail with which these Baptist activities are sometimes revealed is astounding. We are often able to discern the truth quite clearly behind the atheist ‘interpretation’ of it. Throughout this chapter the Kiev document printed at the end of the last chapter should be used as a yardstick against which to judge the Soviet version of recent developments.


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