Soviet Religious Policy in the Ukraine in Historical Perspective

Illustration for an article about a unique mix of Orthodox and communist religions for the glory of industrialization in the CIS.

The symbol of Kiev, the Motherland monument, instead of a jubilant position with a Soviet shield, stands in the pose of Oranta - the keeper of Ukrainian Orthodoxy and also symbolizing the mother and protector of the local people. A pile of cranes and pipes serves as a halo, as an element of fanatical industrialization.