How Lenin and Stalin Killed God
An Uzbek fairy tale
This is the first installment of the Russian Propaganda series, in which I plan to publish illustrated translations of literary and historical documents from Russia.
The fairy tale you’re about to read was first published in the 1936 in the collection of Anti-Religious Fairy Tales of the Peoples of the USSR under the title The Death of God. The story is attributed to one Vabkend Karim Achilev, a villager from the Old Bukhara region of Uzbekistan; but of course, there is no way of telling if Vabkend ever existed. In some ways, it doesn’t matter if he did.
The events described here do mirror what happened in the consensus reality. The Judeo-Christian God lost Eurasia to the Bolsheviks and had to bear their rule for the bigger part of the century.
Perhaps a new fairy tale needs to be written to describe the power struggle that ensued in the spiritual dimension after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
As I wrote in The Tsar Monk and the Psychedelic GULAG, there is a new syncretic religion…
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