Candle in the Wind
- 1984 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs
Examines the struggle and survival of religious faith in the Soviet Union. 1. Lenin's body, embalmed, lies in state venerated as a sacred relic. 2. The orthodox church can never feel secure given the history of the Soviet state. 3. Does loyalty to an atheistic State become a repudiation of the Christian Church? 4. Judiasm is dealt with by annihilation, assimilation or immigration. 5. Islam is respected in the Soviet Union and yet there is an underground Sufi brotherhood. 6. Religion in Russia is strong; you can not kill its spirit.
- Topics: (History: Russian, East European and Central Asian, Religions, Soviet Union)