By Tatiana A. Chumachenko, Edward E. Roslof

Church-state family through the Soviet interval have been even more complicated and changeable than is usually assumed. From the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 until eventually the twenty first celebration Congress in 1961, the Communist regime's angle towards the Russian Orthodox Church zigzagged from indifference and opportunism to hostility and repression. Drawing from new entry to formerly closed documents, historian Tatiana Chumachenko has documented the twists and turns and human dramas of church-state kin in the course of those many years. This wealthy fabric presents crucial heritage to the post-Soviet Russian government's arguable dating to the Russian Orthodox Church this day.

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27– 8; Ustav tovarishchestva krengol’mskoi manufaktury bumazhnykh izdelii (St Petersburg, 1885); Erik Amburger, ‘Das neuzeitliche Narva als Wirtschaftsfaktor zwischen Russland und Estland’, in idem, Fremde und Einheimische im Wirtschafts- und Kulturleben des neuzeitlichen Russland. Ausgewählte Aufsätze, ed. by Klaus Zernack (Wiesbaden: Steiner, 1982), p. 114. Wolde, Knoop, p. 57; Dahlmann, Ludwig Knoop, pp. 376–7. Dahlmann, Ludwig Knoop, p. 376; Wolde, Knoop, p. 57; Ulla Tesch, Jutta Langer, Knoops Park.

It was an authentic intellectual production, in which Germany as a nation reinvented herself in a substantialist way as ‘the country of the midst’ (das Land der Mitte) – the midst of Europe, the midst of the world, the midst of mankind. But if you look closer into these so-called ‘Ideas of 1914’, they were nearly exclusively developed in contrast to the ‘Ideas of 1789’ or to ‘British utilitarianism’. The War developed mentally and intellectually into a conflict between Germany and the West. Every constituent notion of Western social and political thinking was surpassed or overreached by a complementary German notion.

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