Religion: Mitre Off Platonoff

Young Russians today are not reminded that Lenin in 1922 permitted a number of prelates of the Russian Orthodox Church to form a new "Living Church," and to preach modernist, Marxian, non-super-natural doctrines while wearing the flowing robes and black boxlike mitres of the bishops of old Holy Russia. Both the Living Church and the Orthodox Church have existed since then at the pleasure of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin. The Government's policy has been to tolerate religion so long as there were people who wanted it, and at the same time to encourage...

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