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The article is devoted to the relationship between the Soviet government and religion, which was expressed on the pages of periodicals. Based on press materials, the evolution of the Bolsheviks' struggle with religion and the clergy is shown. It is indicated that the fight against religion was closely connected with the foundations of the traditional way of life and the introduction of new forms of social consciousness through the periodical press.


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Nurjanov, S. (2023). The Relationship between the Soviet Authority and Religion. CENTRAL ASIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY, 4(11), 6-12. Retrieved from


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