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Somin Nikolai

Toward the Question of the Victims' Number of Political Repressions for Orthodox Belief in Russia in ХХ century


Somin Nikolai (2015) " Toward the Question of the Victims' Number of Political Repressions for Orthodox Belief in Russia in HH century ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia II : Istoriia. Istoriia Russkoy Pravoslavnoy Tserkvi, 2015, vol. 64, pp. 101-110 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturII201564.101-110

Abstract

Toward the Question of the Victims’ Number of Political Repressions for Orthodox Belief in Russia in ХХ century Somin Nikolay Vladimirovich The author off ers the technique of the approximate estimate of the general number of orthodox believers suffering for the Christ during XX century in Russia. The technique is based on the process’s analysis of the data input of new persons to the Database of New Russian martyrs and Confessors which has been developed in PSTGU. The feature of it is the number of «twins» in the Database, i.e. persons who already are in the Base. It assists making the conclusion concerning the general number of victims. For experiments the author used the incoming stream received from Base of the subjected to repression persons, developed by the Society the Memorial. The author brings results of calculations and necessary historical inquiries. As a result he makes the conclusion, that the general number of the Victims of Political Repression for Orthodox Belief in Russia during XX c. was about 100 thousand persons (with a margin error in 40 %).

Keywords

Orthodoxy, persecution against the Church, the Church history in XX c., the Database «Victims for the Christ», the number of New Russian martyrs and Confessors, statistical methods.

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Somin Nikolai