Religion in the USSR. (1989)

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Gorbachev's meeting with the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church

on the eve of the 1000th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus.

Mikhail Gorbachev shakes hands with the high ranks of the Orthodox Church.

Patriarch Pimen (large).

Gorbachev and the bishops are sitting at a round table.

The analyst comments on the meeting (synchronously).


Orthodox parishioners stand in line in front of the entrance to the temple.

The priest collects alms from the parishioners: money, painted eggs.


There is a service.

A chant.

Patriarch Pimen in solemn attire in the service.

The parishioners are baptized.

First Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR.

An interview with a priest, a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR,

Metropolitan on the participation of the church in public administration

and the development of the law on freedom of conscience (synchronously).


Ivolginsky datsan, Central Spiritual Board of Buddhists of the USSR.

Buddhist temple.

Buddhists for prayer.

There is a service-hural.

The yard of the monastery complex.

Religious ritual is performed (many frames)

The Krishnas sing and play musical instruments, perform the Vedas.

Krishnait about Sanskrit and the common roots of the Vedas with the Slavic culture (synchronously).


There is a Jewish service.


Muslims are praying.

The Muslim herald, the muezzin, plugged his ears with his fingers.

Sings, calls on believers to pray.

The Kremlin Palace of Congresses, a general view.

Signboard "Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR".

Delegates to the congress in the hall of the palace.

A Muslim about believing people as full members of society (synchronously).

The Baltic States.

The church.

The organ is playing, the Catholic service is going.

Priest and parishioners.


Bell, bell ringing.

Orthodox procession around the temple.

Orthodox prayer.


M.S. Gorbachev is a statesman.
Patriarch Pimen is a clergyman.
Patriarch Alexy (Ridiger) is the bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church.





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