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Anniversary of Christianity in Soviet Union

Anniversary of Christianity in Soviet Union

The Soviet Union celebrated the 1000th anniversary of Christianity in Russia, marked by events held in the USSR from May-June 1988. Prince Vladimir Svyatoslavich introduced Christianity to Russia in 988. This celebration, marked by the ringing of church bells, came at a time when freedom of religion was returning to Russia after a century of religious oppression from a godless government that wanted to stamp out religion altogether. Decades of prayer to Our Lady of Fatima were finally being answered; but also the Queen of Peace of Medjugorje was known and loved in these nations behind the Iron Curtain.

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