Today in class, we had a very interesting discussion about Russia and religion. Basically, throughout its entire history, Russia’s relationship to religion has been extreme, almost bipolar. In tsarist Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church was the only acceptable religion, due to its strong link with the tsar. During this time, Jewish people were heavily persecuted in the pogroms.
After the Russian Revolution of 1917, the Communist Party made atheism the official belief system of the Soviet Union. … Read the rest here