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S3:E10 Religious Persecution Under the Soviet Union

S3:E10 Religious Persecution Under the Soviet Union

After the fall of the Romanov dynasty, Russia fell into the hands of the Bolshevik political party. They led the country into one of the darkest chapters in world history when religious people and dissidents were targeted, imprisoned, and murdered. This history is hard to hear but important for us to know.

Our special guest this episode is Felix Corley of www.forum18.org.

In this episode, we discuss why Vladimir Lenin persecuted Christians and how Joseph Stalin instituted a policy of fear in the Soviet Union.

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Topics discussed:

  • Why did Vladimir Lenin hate Christians?
  • Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia
  • Persecution of Muslims in Russia
  • How many people did Joseph Stalin kill?
  • Nikita Khrushchev
S3:E9 The Rise of Lenin and Stalin

S3:E9 The Rise of Lenin and Stalin

When the Russian tsars fell, they left a power vacuum. Who would rule Russia after the Romanov dynasty? The Bolshevik’s rose to power, led by Vladimir Lenin. Lenin immediately began persecuting anybody he didn’t like.

In this episode, we’ll examine the dark realities behind the Russian revolution: how it started with good intentions but ended with the death of millions. We’ll also see how a culture of fear and suspicion held the nation captive.

Our guests today are Professor Barbara Engel (author of “Russia in World History“), and Roland Elliott Brown (author of “Godless Utopia“).

This is part of our series examining how the rise of communism in Russia impacted the Christian church. Check out the rest of season three for more information. We’re working hard to make Truce the best Christian podcast on the market. Please rate and review the show!

Topics covered:

  • How did Vladimir Lenin come to power?
  • How did Stalin come to power?
  • How many people did Stalin kill? (20-25 million)
  • Is communism bad?
  • What was the Soviet Union?
  • How did the Soviet Union begin?
  • Who were the Bolsheviks?
  • Why do some people like Stalin?

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