Question for all you Leninists out there
jpino at SPAMkent.edu
Thu Jun 8 14:07:23 MDT 2000
Chris; It just so happens that the history department here at Kent State
has a specialist on this topic, the Russian clergy pre and post Revolution.
His name is Pesiotis and according to his research the answer is nyet; the
Bolsheviks did not order the execution of all clergy.But then, this kind of
rumour has always surfaced at times of revolutionary change: during the
Spanish civil war Franco accused the republic of killing nuns and priests
and selling the remains as "pig meat."
TheAt 08:09 PM 6/7/00 EDT, you wrote:
>I have recently heard the unsubstantiated claim that Lenin ordered to
>execution of all the Russian Orthodox clergy in the USSR. This strikes me
>as a load of bull, but, as I am certainly no historian of the Bolshevik
>Revolution, I thought I'd ask those more in the know on the list whether
>there is any truth to the accusation or not.
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