Religion: Soviet Dictionary

A new dictionary of 20,000 "foreign" (non-Russian) words and phrases issued by the Soviet State Publishing House defines "Religion" as:

"A fantastic faith in gods, angels and spirits ... a faith without any scientific foundations. Religion is being supported and maintained by the reactionary circles. It serves for the subjugation of the working people and for building up the power of the exploiting bourgeois classes . . . The superstition of outlived religion has been surmounted by the Communist education of the working class . . . and by its deep knowledge of the scientifically profound teachings of Marx-Leninism."

The new Soviet definition...

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