RUSSIA: Less Godless

Soviet Editors scarcely knew where they stood on religion last week, printed such official facts as that the League of Militant Godless (i. e., atheists) has fallen in membership from 5,000,000 to 2,000,000; that the Commissariat of Education has just closed five big anti-religious museums which until a few weeks ago were one of the major tourist sights of the Soviet Union; and that the Komsomols or Young Communist Leagues have now abandoned their anti-religious propaganda among Russian youths. All this must gratify every Russian Orthodox, but it infinitely pains every Old...

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