Stalin's Holy War: Religion, Nationalism, and Alliance Politics, 1941-1945 (Paperback)Steven Merritt Miner (author)
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Miner demonstrates that Stalin decided to restore the Church to prominence not primarily as a means to stoke the fires of Russian nationalism but as a tool for restoring Soviet power to areas that the Red Army recovered from German occupation. The Kremlin also harnessed the Church for propaganda campaigns aimed at convincing the Western Allies that the USSR, far from being a source of religious repression, was a bastion of religious freedom. In his conclusion, Miner explores how Stalin's religious policy helped shape the postwar history of the USSR.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 29 mm
Edition: New edition