Atheism and Orthodoxy in Modern Russia
By Tea at Trianon on January 02, 2014
A thought-provoking analysis from Mystagogy: I should like to begin with the following questions. How did it happen that the country known as 'Holy Russia', with such a long history of Orthodox Christianity, was in a very short period of time turned by the Bolsheviks into 'the first atheist state in the world'? How was it possible that the very same people who were taught religion in secondary schools in the 1910s with their own hands destroyed churches and burned holy icons in the 1920s? . . .