By Steven Merritt Miner
Miner demonstrates that Stalin made up our minds to revive the Church to prominence now not basically as a method to stoke the fires of Russian nationalism yet as a device for restoring Soviet strength to parts that the pink military recovered from German career. The Kremlin additionally harnessed the Church for propaganda campaigns aimed toward convincing the Western Allies that the USSR, faraway from being a resource of non secular repression, used to be a bastion of spiritual freedom. In his end, Miner explores how Stalin's non secular coverage assisted in shaping the postwar historical past of the USSR.
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Stalin's Holy War: Religion, Nationalism, and Alliance Politics, 1941-1945 by Steven Merritt Miner