RELIGION IN THE SOVIET UNION: An Archival Reader
Edited by Felix Corley
The persecution of religious groups by the Soviet state was no secret. soviet ideology was explicitly materialist and anti-religious; the state made no apology for its repression of religion. Religion in the Soviet Union provides access to the actual documents and archival materials, translated into English, tracing the Soviet religious repression, clearly revealing the struggle between religious forces and the Russian communist state.
New York University Press (1996)