Easter in the USSR

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In the Soviet Union Christians were discouraged from celebrating their main religious festival, Easter. For decades, the atheist state was formally opposed to Christianity, but many believers worshipped in secret. Dina Newman reports.

Photo: Easter procession, Credit: AFP

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