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HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE IN RUSSIA

Spiritual healing in the Stalinist era

From the May 1999 issue of The Christian Science Journal


In 1918, as a dark whirlwind of change was sweeping Russia into what would be a seventy-year chapter of communism, a young Russian woman, Olga Alexandrovna Barteneva, was experiencing a revolution in her own thought. Her new study of Christian Science would be a rock of rest and support in the face of state atheism and Stalinist terror.