Author ORCID Identifier

Oleksandr Lukyanenko, ORCID 0000-0002-6228-6695.

Vitaly Dmytrenko, ORCID 0000-0002-3055-9812

Vita Dmytrenko, ORCID 0000-0002-9005-2263


The article illustrates the process of formation of the atheist worldview of Soviet citizens under the pressure of Bolshevik propaganda in the context of student-teaching communities of higher educational institutions of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. The study shows two poles of the life of teachers: the limit of involvement in the work in the societies of militant God-fighters and the marginal position of the believers with all the resulting negative consequences for the personality, which the atheistic totalitarian state tried to create for a person. Along with highlighting the state-wide patterns of the anti-religious struggle in the Ukrainian socialist society of the 1920s-1930s in general and in the environment of the higher school in particular, the focus of the study is on identifying regional peculiarities in the life of students and teachers of Poltava.



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