Persecution of Christians in the Soviet Union
Throughout the history of the Soviet Union (1922-1991), Soviet authorities suppressed and persecuted various forms of Christianity to different extents depending on the particular era. Soviet policy,...
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Marxist-Leninist atheism
Marxist–Leninist atheism (Russian: Марксистско-ленинский атеизм) is a part of the wider Marxist–Leninist philosophy (the type of Marxist philosophy found in the Soviet Union), which re...
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USSR anti-religious campaign (1917-1921)
Following the October Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik seizure of power led to the Russian Civil War which continued until 1922. The victory of the Bolshevik Red Army enabled them to set up the Union...
Society of the Godless
The League of Militant Atheists (Russian: Союз воинствующих безбожников Soyuz voinstvuyushchikh bezbozhnikov); Society of the Godless (Общество безбожников Obshchestvo bezbozhnikov); Union of the ...
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Clerical collaboration with Communist secret services
Clerical collaboration with Communist secret services occurred in some Eastern European countries during the Cold War. There were multiple reasons why certain clergy members chose to take this course ...
Religion in Armenia
Up to 95% of Armenians follow Christianity. Armenia has its own church, the Armenian Apostolic Church, which most Armenians follow. It was founded in the 1st century AD, and in 301 AD became the first...
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Christianity in Azerbaijan
Christianity in Azerbaijan is a minority religion. Christians who estimated between 280,000-450,000 (3.1%-4.8%) are mostly Russian and Georgian Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic (almost all Armenians li...
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Christianity in Belarus
The majority of the population of Belarus is Eastern Orthodox. The majority of Orthodox Christians in Belarus belong to the Belarusian Orthodox Church, which remains a unit of the Russian Orthodox Chu...
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Christianity in Georgia (country)
Today 82% of the population in Georgia practices Orthodox Christianity, primarily the Georgian Orthodox Church. Of these, around 2% follow the Russian Orthodox Church, round 5.9% (almost all of whom a...
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Christianity in Kazakhstan
Christianity in Kazakhstan is the second most practiced religion after Islam. Over one-quarter of the population of Kazakhstan identifies as Christian. The majority of Christian citizens are Russians,...
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Christianity in Kyrgyzstan
Eastern Orthodox Christianity is the largest Christian denomination in Kyrgyzstan with between 700,000 to 1.1 million followers which are made up of ethnic Russians and Ukrainians. A small minority of...
Religion in Lithuania
As per the 2011 census, the predominant religion in Lithuania is Christianity, with the largest confession being Roman Catholicism. Lithuania was the last pagan country in Europe, with the Roman Catho...
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Christianity in Mongolia
Christianity in Mongolia is a minority religion. Accounts of the exact number of Christians vary as no nationwide statistics have been released. As of 2005, the United States Department of State repor...
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Christianity in Russia
Christians in Russia constitute by some estimates the largest religion of the country, with nearly 50% of the population identifying as Christian. The largest tradition is the Russian Orthodox Church....
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Christianity in Tajikistan
Christianity is a minority religion in the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan. The World Christian Encyclopedia, Second edition, Volume 1, states the Russian Orthodox Church as the largest Church. The...
Christianity in Turkmenistan
Christians, most of whom are ethnic Russians, constitute less than 9% of the population in Turkmenistan. Orthodox Christianity in Turkmenistan is the main form of Christianity.
The Russian Orthodo...
Christianity in Ukraine
The History of Christianity in what is currently Ukraine is traditionally believed to date back to the early centuries of the apostolic church. It has remained the dominant religion in the territory s...
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Christianity in Uzbekistan
Christianity in Uzbekistan is a minority religion, accounting for 5% of the population. Prior to the advent of Islam, present-day Uzbekistan had sizable communities of Eastern Christians, including As...
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Christianity among the Mongols
In modern times the Mongols are primarily Buddhist, but in previous eras, especially during the time of the Mongol empire (13th–14th centuries), they were primarily shamanist and had a substanti...
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Georgian Catholic Church
The Georgian Catholic Church (or Catholic Church in Georgia), since the 11th century East-West Schism, has been composed mainly of Latin Rite Catholics; Georgian Catholic communities of the Armenian R...
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Roman Catholicism in Kazakhstan
The Catholic Church in Kazakhstan is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome.
There are approximately 250,000 Catholics in Kazakhstan out of a pop...
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Orthodox Christianity in Uzbekistan
Orthodox Christianity in Uzbekistan is a major proportion of Christianity in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan has a Muslim majority. According to a 2009 US State Department release, about 5% of the population o...
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