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“The wide variety of sources that the contributors use—published, archival, oral histories, etc.—is a testament to the vibrancy and imagination of the project and serves as a showcase of some of the best scholars working in the field today.”—Robert H. Greene, University of Montana

“The stories told here are testimony to the enduring appeal of religion, even in very difficult circumstances. The quality of the volume, based as it is on very thorough and thoughtful research, helps to create a significantly more nuanced understanding of how religious belief evolved in this period. It is an outstanding book—a rich resource for researchers and teachers alike.”—The Russian Review

Chapter List

Introduction
Catherine Wanner

1. Subversive Atheism: Soviet Antireligious Campaigns and the Religious Revival in Ukraine in the 1920s
Gregory L. Freeze

2. From the Red Cradle: Memories of Jewish Family Life in the Soviet Union
Anna Shternshis

3. Christianity and Radical Nationalism: Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky and the Bandera Movement
John-Paul Himka

4. The Revival of Monastic Life in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra after World War II
Scott Kenworthy

5. “They Burned the Pine, but the Place Remains All the Same”: Pilgrimage in the Changing Landscape of Soviet Russia
Stella Rock

6. Sacramental Confession in Modern Russia and Ukraine
Nadieszda Kizenko

7. A Time and Space of Suffering: Reflections of the Soviet Past in the Memoirs and Narratives of the Evangelical Christians–Baptists
Olena Panych

8. Preaching the Kingdom Message: The Jehovah’s Witnesses and Soviet Secularization
Zoe Knox

9. A Multireligious Region in an Atheist State:Unionwide Policies Meet Communal Distinctions in the Postwar Mari Republic
Sonja Luehrmann

10. The Revival before the Revival: Popular and Institutionalized Religion in Ukraine on the Eve of the Collapse of Communism
Viktor Yelensky

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