RUSSIA: When God Is Forgotten

The Kremlin was getting increasingly concerned by the stubborn survival of that old "capitalistic superstition," Christianity, inside the Soviet Union. The trade-union paper Trud sent out appeals to all "local intelligentsia" to get out and sell the true faith, atheism. Doctors should propagandize their patients, veterinarians should lecture farm workers, added Radio Moscow.

The Communist youth paper, Komsomolskaya Pravda, was particularly upset by religious "infection" of the young, and last week provided parents with what it considered helpful slogans to pass along to the kids: "Religion is poison—keep children away." "Bread...

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