Orthodoxy and the communist quasireligion



The ideological bases of support by broad masses of bolsheviks and the Soviet authority after October revolution of 1917 reveal in the article. Their aspects caused by disappointment in Orthodoxy as official religion of Russian empire in connection with discrepancy of sociopolitical positions of orthodox church to social and economic interests of people, and first of all peasantry come to light. Receives judgement process of transformation of religious layers of mass consciousness which content made replacement of orthodox religiousness by bolshevik interpretation of the communist outlook similar to religion by the totalitarian character, absolutization of some doctrine paradigms and idolize some images.

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Keywords: bolsheviks, Soviet authority, October revolution, Orthodoxy, mass consciousness, transformation.

Journal rubric: Philosophy

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Andreeva L.A. Orthodoxy and the communist quasireligion. Sociosfera = Sociosphera, 2010. no. 4, pp. 24–33. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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L. A. Andreeva, Center for Civilization and Regional Studies, Moscow, Russia



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