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Orthodoxy and Political Behavior in Postcommunist Russia

White, Stephen; McAllister, Ian


Following the collapse of communism, religious observance increased dramatically in Russia. Many observers believed that religion would provide a basis for political mobilization, but this has not eventuated. According to nationally representative surveys conducted in 1993 and 1996, levels of church attendance in postcommimist Russia have stabilized; about three-quarters identify themselves as Orthodox and 17 percent as atheist, although only about one in ten attend church at least once a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of Religious Research


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