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The Soviet Union was a former Communist state occupying Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It consisted of fifteen member republics, the largest of which was Soviet Russia.

The official religion of the Soviet Union was atheism. The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia was formed by Russian Orthodox Christians fleeing persecution.

The Soviet Union, along with China, was a leader in the worldwide Communist movement. Pope John Paul II took a stand against Communism.

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Wikipedia:Religion in the Soviet Union

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