A set of pictures taken by Ed Clark in Moscow, 1955.
It takes a bourgeois American photographer to make this prison look good.
“Moscow Patriarch with Americal priests in Bogoyavlensky Cathedral”
Can you spot the KGB officers in this series…? The Russian Orthodox Church was completely riddled with them, you know.
And we are supposed to believe you? Do you somehow have access to ex-KGB personnel archives?
Do I? Yes, I most certainly do. Read “Tower of Secrets” by Victor Sheymov and “The Sword and the Shield” by Vasily Mitrokhin. Both are written by KGB defectors. Sheymov was a high level cipher intelligence officer and Mitrokhin smuggled tens of thousands of pages of documents out of the USSR. Both describe how the KGB had completelyinfiltrated the Orthodox church.. both in Russia and abroad. Next I suggest the biography of Stalin by Alex de Jonge. The author describes how Stalin restored the Church as a PR move to placate American church groups who had been lobbying the Roosevelt administration. Except Stalin had installed NKVD operatives at every level of the Church.
None of these things are secrets anymore. Dozens of scholarly books have been written about the issue by historians both within the former USSR and in the West. I’m always surprised by how little you Russians know about the history of your own country.
We know perfectly well our own history. Thanks, but no thanks for trying to teach us your versions of it.
There are a lot of photos of Leo Tolstoy, the most famous one are by great photographer – Karl Bulla – http://gavarit.blox.pl/2012/04/Piotr-Bulla-ojciec-fotoreportazu.html
That skull drove me nuts in academy. i was getting C till i figured out what i was doing wrong. oh yeah, that clay is cold man.
The height of Soviet culture, science, and social welfare. Not Marxist, but a healthy socialist society. It would only last another 15 years before Brezhnev’s neo-stalinist policies slowed the progress down.
I agree with sst.
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