Soviet gulags revived the ancient tradition of Christian martyrs

For eight decades persecuted Christians in Russia and Eastern Europe suffered unspeakable hardships

Jonathan Luxmoore, a writer who has specialised in Church news from Russia and Eastern Europe for many years, has written a superb history of Christian persecution under Communism from its inception to its downfall. At 900 pages altogether, it has been a labour of many years as well as of love. In their breadth and in their meticulous research, these two volumes describe not just a broad survey of the fortunes of the Christian churches, mainly Catholic and Orthodox, within the USSR and behind the Iron Curtain, but the heartrending stories of those courageous individuals who refused to give up their faith and whose names have been forgotten for many decades.

  • Martin Amis’ “Koba the Dread” recounts Christianity under communism. It’s stark to say the least.

    Communism and Islam are the last steps before primeval ape-like states. Remove the veneer of civilisation and soon one will see people being battered to death with bones.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Religion what is it goof for? Another football to say I am Christian and atheists are all Stalinists, Maoists, Nazis, and so forth. More lies to wave, but no one has ever come back from the so-called afterlife, and is just six feet under!

    • Billy Bob Thornton


    • vwVwwVwv

      oh you are still here, you have described not only your stupidity but
      the reason why atheists have no moral and no sence of beauty at all.

      want to be disgusted, let an atheist describe love, the love to
      the parents and sibelings, describe the look of a whoman,
      or just her but, all what an atheist will deliver is
      disgusting scientific data.

      a mother brestfeading a baby in atheism is a animal feeding its breed
      for preserveing her genes. atheism does not know feelings,
      no love, no beauty, no tendernes, no lojalty,
      nothing human. atheism is
      only matched by
      antitheism and islam.

      i wuld rather sacrifice all atheism just
      to preserve one
      pyramid and sell atheism out for one fresco the Sistine Chapel.

  • BillyHW

    My atheist friends actually believe that atheists never persecuted or killed anyone. I didn’t have the heart to tell them…

    • vwVwwVwv

      ask him for the most famouse atheists.
      hitler, stalin, mao, pol pot…

  • vwVwwVwv

    by the way, over 10% of the slaveworkers of the prison-koncentration-camp system have been jewish, most of the “intelectual dissidents” have been, most prominent
    nathan sharanski. jews made less then 1% of the population of the USSR.