By Steven Merritt Miner
Miner demonstrates that Stalin made up our minds to revive the Church to prominence no longer essentially as a method to stoke the fires of Russian nationalism yet as a device for restoring Soviet energy to components that the pink military recovered from German career. The Kremlin additionally harnessed the Church for propaganda campaigns geared toward convincing the Western Allies that the USSR, faraway from being a resource of non secular repression, was once a bastion of spiritual freedom. In his end, Miner explores how Stalin's spiritual coverage assisted in shaping the postwar background of the USSR.
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