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Socialist Churches: Heritage Preservation and "Cultic Buildings" in Leningrad, 1924-1940

Abstract:

The demolition of churches is a notorious episode in Soviet political history, normally discussed in the context of the history of church-state relations. Yet which prerevolutionary buildings were meant to fit into a "model socialist city" such as Leningrad and how this was to happen was also a planning issue. Soviet planners (unlike members of the militant atheist movement) drew a distinction between buildings and their (current or possible) functions. The monument protection agencies were o...

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Journal:
SLAVIC REVIEW
Volume:
71
Issue:
4
Pages:
792-+
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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ISSN:
0037-6779
URN:
uuid:6086c3db-01df-4703-b34a-e91f448fc614
Source identifiers:
375595
Local pid:
pubs:375595
Language:
English

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