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To: marshmallow

Just to note - the Christian persecution in Soviet Union was terrible. Most priests were executed, including the patriarch, and almost all churches were shut down and turned into museums, swimming pools, office buildings or even apartment housing. Many churches were just raised. Monasteries were dissolved and building used for other purposes. All church property was confiscated and stolen.
Teaching religion was prohibited and schools were teaching atheism.

Since 1991, the Russian Church is in great comeback, churches were returned, rebuild and reopen, there are quite a lot new priests and churches are full.
But this is a slow process, as you see above.
Still a lot to do!


3 posted on 04/18/2021 6:18:42 PM PDT by AZJeep (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0AHQkryIIs)
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To: AZJeep

I think you mean “razed”. :)


4 posted on 04/18/2021 6:46:19 PM PDT by libertylover (Many people who want to destroy us have bumper stickers on their cars that say: "Coexist".)
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To: AZJeep

As always, in the end God always wins.


5 posted on 04/18/2021 6:47:30 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade ( ALWAYS GO FORWARD AND NEVER GO BACK.)
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To: AZJeep

There was a brief period during WWII where Stalin opened the Churches up, figured he’d need all the help he could get.


7 posted on 04/18/2021 7:28:59 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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