religion, church regulation, soviet, russia, ussr, communism, soviet constitution, lenin, marx, communist russia, church property, clergy, separation of church and state, atheism


Commonplace is the statement that dictatorships oppose Law and Religion–the two social forces which impede the easy accomplishment of political and spiritual anarchy. Proof, if needed, may be sought for–and found–in the European scene today. In an earlier article,* Vladimir Gsovski reviewed the ambitious, but not too successful, effort of Soviet Russia “to get rid of law as a governing principle.” Relying exclusively upon soviet writings, Mr. Gsovski now traces the legal status of religion in the same country.

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