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State Power against the Faith

State Power against the Faith: Mechanisms of Persecution of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in the Soviet Union and the Forms of Its Resistance and Resilience

Semion Lyandres

Founder and North American editor of the international series Modern and Contemporary Russian History: Monographs and Documents and is also a joint founding editor of the Journal of Modern Russian History and Historiography

Roman Skakun

Professor at the Department of Church History at the Ukrainian Catholic University

The purpose of the project is a thorough study of the repressive policy of the totalitarian Soviet regime and its repressive bodies in relation to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, establishing the role of the Russian Orthodox hierarchy in the violent "unification of the Uniates" and persecution for religious beliefs, as well as clarifying the forms and ways of the Church's survival and the inheritance of faith in the underground.


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