BEARdocs

Soviet religion policy through religious dissidents from Leonid Brezhnev to Mikhail Gorbachev : a comparative study of Aida Skripnikova and Valeri Barinov.

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Hankins, Barry, 1956-
dc.contributor.author Tapley, Lauren L.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of History. en
dc.date.copyright 2009-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5312
dc.description.abstract In an attempt to eradicate belief in God and religion from the lives of its citizens, the Soviet Union arrested, tried, and imprisoned thousands of religious believers during its seventy-year reign. Two of the most influential of these believers were Aida Skripnikova and Valeri Barinov. Skripnikova, arrested and tried on three separate occasions beginning in the mid-1960s, was known for her zealous work and tireless efforts to help other religious prisoners. Barinov, arrested numerous times in the early 1980s, utilized his musical talent to evangelize the youth in Leningrad. Spanning nearly two decades, Skripnikova and Barinov witnessed four changes in Soviet leadership from Leonid Brezhnev to Mikhail Gorbachev. By examining Skripnikova’s and Barinov’s lives and trials, an understanding, and perhaps even a pattern of liberalization, can be seen in the religion policy of the Soviet Union from Brezhnev to Gorbachev. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Barinov, Valeri. en
dc.subject Skripnikova, Aida. en
dc.subject Communism and Christianity --- Soviet Union -- 20th century. en
dc.subject Church and state --- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century. en
dc.subject Persecution --- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century. en
dc.subject Freedom of religion --- Soviet Union -- History. en
dc.subject Soviet Union -- Religion -- 20th century. en
dc.title Soviet religion policy through religious dissidents from Leonid Brezhnev to Mikhail Gorbachev : a comparative study of Aida Skripnikova and Valeri Barinov. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department History. en


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search BEARdocs


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Statistics