Religion in Russia and Religious Persecution

This post features sources concerning Russian religion, and religious persecution in Russia and the Soviet Union.

If you know of similar sources you would like added to this post, please leave a comment with the bibliographical information.

Azbel, Mark. Refusenik: Trapped in the Soviet Union. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. DS135.R95 A937

Davis, Norman and Antony Polonsky. Jews in Eastern Poland and the USSR, 1939-46. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991. DS135.R93 G3436 1991

Ehrenberg, Ilya and Vasily Grossman, comp. The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2002. DS135.R92 C647 2002

Marshall, Richard, ed. Aspects of Religion in the Soviet Union, 1917-1967. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971. BL980.R8A9

Meakin, Annette M. B. Russia: Travels and Studies. New York: Arno Press, 1971. DK27 .M4 1971.

Pinkus, Benjamin. The Soviet Government and the Jews, 1948-1967: A Documented Study. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984. DS135.R92 P56 1984

Religion in the Soviet Union: An Archival Reader. New York: New York University Press, 1996. BL980.S65R35 1996.

Revelations from the Russian Archives: Documents in English Translation. Washington: Library of Congress, 1997. CD1711.R488 1997

 

*Browder, Robert and Alexander Kerensky, ed. The Russian Provisional Government, 1917: documents, selected and edited by Robert Paul Browder and Alexander F. Kerensky. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1961.
DK265.19.B7

*Corley, Felix, ed. and trans. Religion in the Soviet Union: an archival reader. New York: New York University Press, 1996.
BL980.S65 R35
*Daniels, Robert, ed. and trans. A Documentary history of communism and the world: from revolution to collapse.3rd edition. Hanover: University of Vermont, published by University Press of New England, 1994.
HX313.D64

*Eudin, Xenia Joukoff and Robert North, eds. Soviet Russia and the East, 1920-1927; a documentary survey. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1957.
DK68.E85

*Jerkovitch, George. 1000 Years of Russian Christianity: Kievan Rus’ to present: comments and a survey of the literature. Lawrence: Soviet and East European Studies, University of Kansas, 1988.
BX510.J47

*Kuroedov, V. A. Church and Religion in the USSR. Moscow: Novosti Press Agency Publication House, 1982.
BR936.K85
*Matthews, Melvyn, comp. Soviet government: a selection of official documents on internal policies. London: Cape, 1974.
JN6574.M28

*Santini, Alceste. 1000 Years of Faith in Russia: an interview with Patriarch Pimen of Moscow. Slough, Middlegreen, England: St. Paul Publications, 1987.
BX492.S2613
*Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. A Lenten Letter to Pimen Patriarch. Translated by Keith Armes. Minneapolis: Burgess Publications Company, 1972.
BX492.S56
*Szczesniak, Boleslaw, trans. and ed. The Russian Revolution and Religion; a collection of documents concerning the suppression of religion by the Communists, 1917-1925. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1959.
BR936.S94

*Troyanovsky, Igor, ed. Religion in the Soviet Republics: a guide to Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and other religions. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1991.
BL980.S65 R34

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  1. Barry Childers

    I am doing a MA thesis on religious policy in the USSR. Here are some books in my bibliography. The starred books are primary sources.

    Anderson, John. Religion, state and politics in the Soviet Union and successor states. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
    BL980.S65 A53
    Bennigsen, Alexandre et al. Soviet strategy and Islam. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1989.
    DS35.74.S65
    Bennigsen, Alexandre and Chantal Lemercier-Quelquejay. Islam in the Soviet Union. Translated by Geoffrey E. Wheeler and Hubert Evans. New York: Praeger, 1967.
    BP63.R8 B43
    Bennigsen, Alexandre and Marie Broxup. The Islamic threat to the Soviet State. London: Croom Helm, 1983.
    DK855.5.M8 B45
    Berdyaev, Nicholas. The Russian Revolution. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1961.
    BR936.B44
    Besson, Trevor. Discretion and Valour: religious conditions in Russia and eastern Europe. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1982.
    BR936.B34
    Bird, Thomas and Andrew Blane, ed. Aspects of religion in the Soviet Union, 1917-1967. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.
    BL980.R8 A9
    Bociurkiw, Bohdan. “Church-State Relations in the USSR.” In Religion and the Soviet State: a dilemma of power, edited by William Fletcher and Max Hayward, 71-104. New York: Praeger, 1969.
    BR936.R43
    Bourdeaux, Michael. Opium of the people; the Christian religion in the USSR. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1966.
    BR936.B65
    *Browder, Robert and Alexander Kerensky, ed. The Russian Provisional Government, 1917: documents, selected and edited by Robert Paul Browder and Alexander F. Kerensky. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1961.
    DK265.19.B7
    Carrère d’Encausse, Hélène. Decline of an empire: the Soviet Socialist Republics in revolt. Translated by Martin Sokolinsky and Henry A. La Farge. New York: Newsweek Books, 1979.
    DK274.C2813
    Conquest, Robert. Religion in the USSR. New York: Praeger, 1968.
    BR936.C6
    *Corley, Felix, ed. and trans. Religion in the Soviet Union: an archival reader. New York: New York University Press, 1996.
    BL980.S65 R35
    *Daniels, Robert, ed. and trans. A Documentary history of communism and the world: from revolution to collapse.3rd edition. Hanover: University of Vermont, published by University Press of New England, 1994.
    HX313.D64
    Davis, Nathaniel. A long walk to church: a contemporary history of Russian Orthodoxy. Boulder: Westview Press, 2003.
    BX492.D38
    Eikelman, Dale, ed. Russia’s Muslim Frontiers. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993.
    DK859.R87
    *Eudin, Xenia Joukoff and Robert North, eds. Soviet Russia and the East, 1920-1927; a documentary survey. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1957.
    DK68.E85
    Forest, Jim. Religion in the New Russia: the impact of perestroika on the varieties of religious life in the Soviet Union. New York: Crossroad, 1990.
    BR936.F67
    Froese, Paul. The Plot to Kill God: findings from the Soviet experiment in secularization. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.
    BR936.F76
    Gabel, Paul. And God Created Lenin: Marxism vs. religion in Russia, 1917-1929. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2005.
    BR936.G27
    Haghayeghi, Mehrdad. Islam and politics in Central Asia. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996.
    DK859.5.H34
    Hamant, Yves, ed. The Christianization of ancient Russia: a millennium, 988-1988. Paris: Unesco, 1992.
    BR934.C48
    House, Francis. Millennium of Faith: Christianity in Russia, AD 988-1988. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1988.
    BX485.H68
    *Jerkovitch, George. 1000 Years of Russian Christianity: Kievan Rus’ to present: comments and a survey of the literature. Lawrence: Soviet and East European Studies, University of Kansas, 1988.
    BX510.J47
    Johnson, Juliet et al. Religion and identity in modern Russia: the revival of orthodoxy and Islam. Burlington: Ashgate, 2005.
    BX493.R45
    Keeble, Curtis, ed. The Soviet state: the domestic roots of Soviet foreign policy. Aldershot, Hants.: Published by Gower for the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1985.
    DK289.S684
    Kline, George L. Religious and Anti-Religious Thought in Russia. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968.
    BR936.K55
    Kolarz, Walter. Religion in the Soviet Union. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1961.
    BR936.K58
    *Kuroedov, V. A. Church and Religion in the USSR. Moscow: Novosti Press Agency Publication House, 1982.
    BR936.K85
    *Matthews, Melvyn, comp. Soviet government: a selection of official documents on internal policies. London: Cape, 1974.
    JN6574.M28
    Parsons, Howard. Christianity Today in the USSR. New York: International Publishers, 1987.
    BR936.P36
    Petro, Nicolai N., ed. Christianity and Russian Culture in Soviet Society. Boulder: Westview Press, 1990.
    BR936.C49
    Polonskaya, Ludmila and Alexei Malashenko. Islam in Central Asia. Reading [England]: Ithaca Press, 1994.
    BP63.A4 A783
    Pospielovsky, Dimitry. Soviet Studies on the Church and the believer’s response to atheism. Basingstoke: MacMillan, 1988.
    BR936.P63
    Powell, David. Anti-Religious Propaganda in the Soviet Union: a study of mass persuasion. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1975.
    BR936.P64
    Puskarev, Sergei. Christianity and Government in Russia and the Soviet Union: reflections on the millenium. Boulder: Westview Press, 1989.
    BX485.C48
    Ramet, Sabrina P. Cross and Commissar: the politics of religion in East Europe and the USSR. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.
    BR738.G.R26
    ——. Religious Policy in the Soviet Union. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
    BR936.R47
    Ro’i, Yaacov, ed. The USSR and the Muslim world: issues in domestic and foreign policy. London: Allen & Unwin, 1984.
    DK855.5.M8 U85
    Rywkin, Michael. Moscow’s Muslim challenge: Soviet Central Asia. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 1990.
    DK859.R98
    *Santini, Alceste. 1000 Years of Faith in Russia: an interview with Patriarch Pimen of Moscow. Slough, Middlegreen, England: St. Paul Publications, 1987.
    BX492.S2613
    *Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. A Lenten Letter to Pimen Patriarch. Translated by Keith Armes. Minneapolis: Burgess Publications Company, 1972.
    BX492.S56
    *Szczesniak, Boleslaw, trans. and ed. The Russian Revolution and Religion; a collection of documents concerning the suppression of religion by the Communists, 1917-1925. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1959.
    BR936.S94
    Taheri, Amir. Crescent in a red sky: the future of Islam in the Soviet Union. London: Hutchinson, 1989.
    BP173.7.T33
    Tracy, Robert Lynn. Christianity in the Soviet Union from 1975 to1987. MA thesis, University of Florida, 1990.
    BR936.T73
    *Troyanovsky, Igor, ed. Religion in the Soviet Republics: a guide to Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and other religions. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1991.
    BL980.S65 R34
    Ugolnik, Anthony. The Illuminating Icon. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988.
    BX510.U36
    Zernov, Nicholas. The Russian Religious Renaissance of the Twentieth Century. New York: Harper and Row, 1963.
    BR936.Z4