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«Scientific atheism» in Action: Soviet Sociology of Religion as an Agent of Marxism-Atheism Propaganda from the 1960-s to the 1980s.

Forum Philosophicum. 2013. Vol. 18. No. 2. P. 169-191.
Klimova Svetlana, Molostova E.

The article deals with religious feelings of the Soviet people in 1960s 1980s. The special attention is paid to the analysis of questionnaires, some methods of sociological work of the given period, which are directed towards both studying and “eradication” of people’s religiousness. Some aspects of “the party order” for atheism are traced as well. The article presents the little-known archival materials, examples of some typologies of religious feelings of the Soviet people, and also ways of “fight” with religious “vestiges” with the help of “scientific atheism” methods.