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“The Reddest of the Blacks”


For the past several months, I’ve been researching the life of Lovett Fort-Whiteman. Here’s a short film I made about his eventual arrest and death in Stalinist Russia.

Soviet Atheism

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Guest:

Victoria Smolkin is an Associate Professor of History at Wesleyan University where she specializes in atheism and religion in the Soviet Union, religious politics and secularism, and the Soviet space program. She’s the author of A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism published by Princeton University Press.

Music:

Christian Death, “Song of Songs,” The Scriptures, 1987