The above image is a Russian anti-religious propaganda image from 1929 that is titled “On Easter Nobody Skips Work”. Other propaganda was used during this time to dimension the Church and what they stood for. This all took place because in 1929 the Russian government implemented more restrictions towards the Christian church. “The state stiffened the […]
Ok, so joke’s on you. The church isn’t really alive, nor is this post about some old world Russian sorcery, (which would be really cool!) This “Living” Church is not focused on a building, but on a movement. Known as the Renovationist Movement, The Living Church Movement started as part of a schism of… Continue reading The “Living” Church: When Wine Turned to Blood →
The text on this rather brutal poster says “religion is poison- protect your children.” Did religion play a part in the formation of the new Soviet state? Not really, but the Soviet state played a part in the weakening of the Russian Orthodox Church. When the Bolsheviks rose into power in 1917, they immediately began … Continue reading How the Soviets Tried to Take Religion Out of Russia
During the famine that plagued Russia during the early 1920s, the relationship between the Church and state was deteriorating. The Bolsheviks hatched a plan to defeat the Orthodox Church in one decisive blow. With the state in a famine, Lenin needed something to help gain support of the peasants that were struggling through this time. …
“The Kasli Iron Works plant, founded in 1747 and known for its high quality of cast iron products, had a work force of more than 3,000 people” (Business Insider). According to the World Digital Library: Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii ventured on several trips around the Ural Mountains, visiting Kasli in 1910. Kasli is home to one … Continue reading Kasli: The “Iron” Religious Kingdom?
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