Evangelical Christians and Baptists of Russia in the Revolutionary Process of 1917–1922: Transformation of Identity (Based on Materials of the Confessional Press)

The article deals with the process of political self‑determination of the leaders and believers of Russian evangelical denominations — evangelical Christians and Baptists, during the years of the Revolution and the Civil War in Russia (1917–1922), as reflected in the confessional periodicals. The author studies this question through changes in the views of denominational leaders.

Marriage Ideas and Practices among Evangelical Believers in the Soviet Union in 1940–1980s: The Case of Central Black Earth Region

The scope of the present research is the evolution of marriage and family ideas in the Evangelical Christian Baptist movement after World War II in the Soviet Union. The author analyzed the special views on marriage among the Russian Baptists, found in the Baptist bulletin “Bratsky Vestnik” (Fraternal Bulletin), as well as in the archival documents from the Evangelical Christian Baptist churches of Tambov, Voronezh and Lipetsk regions. The author reconstructs the model of marriage relationships and family practices among the Evangelicals.

The «New» Mennonites of the Ural and Siberia: Genesis and Transformation of Ethnoconfessional Communities in the 1940s – 1960s

The article explores the genesis and transformation of Soviet ethno-confessional communities in the 1940s – 1960s, using the case of the so called «new» Mennonite communities in the Ural and Siberia. The development of these communities depended on the extreme conditions of a transition they went through, from the traditional rural life to the urban industrial setting. In these communities we see new mechanisms of solidarity, based on inter-communal and inter-religious communication.

Women in the Communal Life of the Protestant Churches in the Soviet Union (1945–1991)

The article deals with the roles of women in the Protestant communities in the post-war Soviet Union. It contributes to a still understudied field of gender studies related to the Protestant churches of the Soviet period. The study draws upon the archival materials of the Fund of the Office of religious cults and then the Office of religious affairs of Moscow and Moscow region.

Religious Practices, Everyday Religiosity and Western Mass Culture in the Closed City of Dniepropetrovsk in Post-Stalin Era (1960–1984)

Part of a larger research project about Soviet cultural consumption and identity formation, this article explores the connection between religious practices and western mass culture in the industrial city of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, in the late socialist period. The Committee of State Security closed Dnepropetrovsk to foreigners in 1959 when one of the Soviet Union’s biggest missile factories opened there.