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New Generation Thinker Victoria Donovan explores the dilemmas of post-war reconstruction in Soviet Russia and asks why the atheist Communist regime was prepared to spend millions on the restoration of religious architecture.
On encountering the war-charred ruins of historic Novgorod in 1944, the Soviet historian Dmitry Likhachev mourned Russia’s transformation into a ‘graveyard without headstones’. Yet, just 20 years later, the town had risen from the ashes; even the onion-domed churches had been restored. How did this happen?
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