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From the atheist "Five-Year Plan" to worshiping Stalin


The Soviet Union of the last century, but also the Russian Federation of today know two time segments whose protagonist is the same historical figure Stalin. Joseph Vissarionovici Stalin lives in both and if we were to believe a contemporary Russian writer, Viktor Erofeev, he remains "forever alive". The article refers, first, to the Russian church history in the thirties of the last century, known as the "atheist Five-Year" - a project of total extermination of religion in five years - to reach an immediate present episode: the attempt to idolize and even to "canonize" precisely the man who had been "the architect" of the wicked Five-Year plan.

Keywords: Stalin, religion, extermination, atheism, canonization, Russian Church