A penetrating book on the complex and profound role of religion, especially Russian Orthodoxy, in the policies of Stalin's government during World War II. . . . His examination sheds light on the origins of the Cold War and of the Soviet Union's implosion in 1991. He is also able to refute some revisionist scholars, who argue that Stalin was not really an ideologue, but a 'Red Tsar' or a practitioner of realpolitik.--Catholic Historical Review
Stalin's Holy War: Religion, Nationalism, and Alliance Politics, 1941-1945by Steven Merritt Miner
Using newly declassified sources, Miner shows how the Kremlin used religion to mobilize Russian nationalism throughout the Soviet Union and impose Soviet authority on western borderland territories.
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Steven Merritt Miner is professor of history at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He is author of Between Churchill and Stalin: The Soviet Union, Great Britain, and the Origins of the Grand Alliance.
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