Are Former Soviet Member Countries More Religious Today?

As soon the Bolsheviks and Lenin took power in 1917, they introduced an anti-religious campaign throughout Russia and soon the entire Soviet Union (USSR). The ruling power’s ideology was based on principles of Marxism developed by philosopher and revolutionary Karl Marx who once stated that “religion is the opium of the people.” For many years the Soviet power restricted religious freedom and launched an aggressive campaign against all forms of religious worship.

Are Former Soviet Member Countries More Religious Today?

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