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This article deals with the specifics of church-state relations after The Russian Revolution – an event that completely changed the world history, and in particular the history of the church. This theme is important not only for contribution of new facts and assessments to known data, but also for current status of the church, its relations with the authorities in the Russian Federation and the re-evaluation of the state heritage of the Soviet Union. Despite the sufficient amount of studies and sourcebooks, archive of V.D. Bonch-Bruyevich at the State Museum of the History of Religion can provide new facts and documents to fill the gaps in history and re-evaluate certain events. The list of archival documents on the subject consists of decrees, personal correspondence, appeals, and also periodicals. This group of documents hasn’t been the object of any study, as well as V.D. Bonch-Bruyevich’s archive in whole.

Keywords: religion, church, state, revolution, 1917, seizure of church values

DOI: 10.22250/2072-8662.2019.2.138-143

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Denis D. Pyzikov – 2st Master’s degree student, Department of Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies,

Saint Petersburg State University; 5, Mendeleev's line, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 199034; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.