Mardzhani, 2006); Catherine Wanner, Communities of the Converted: Ukrainians and Global Evangelism (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007); Adeeb Khalid, Islam after Communism: Religion and Politics in Central Asia (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007); Tat'iana Nikol'skaia
, Russkii protestantizm i gosudarstvennaia vlast' v 1905-1991 godakh (St.
Source: Polina Nikol'skaia
, "Demografiia sol'et vuzy," <gazeta.
The 1916 version of this illustration was dedicated by Benois "To the memory of my parents' home on Nikol'skaia
Street," suggesting an intermingling of images of the family apartment of 1903, the childhood apartment of the late nineteenth century and the fictional apartment of 1824.
35) Coleman, Russian Baptists; Zhuk, Russia's Lost Reformation; and Tat'iana Nikol'skaia, Russkii Protestantizm i gosudarstvennaia vlast'v 1905-1991 godakh (St.
Russian scholars who have crossed the divide include Nikol'skaia, Russkii protestantizm; Bobrovnikov, Musul 'mane severnogo Kavkaza; and Leont'eva, Vera i progress.
58) Nikol'skaia, Russkii protestantizm; Catherine Wanner, Communities of the Converted: Ukrainians and Global Evangelism (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007).
Tat'iana Nikol'skaia, Russkii protestantizm i gosudarstvennaia vlast" v 19051991 godakh (Russian Protestantism and State Power, 1905-91).
As both Wanner and Tat'iana Nikol'skaia make abundantly clear, the evangelical renaissance in Russia and Ukraine not only had deep roots in both prerevolutionary and Soviet history but also reflected the spiritual and moral needs of significant segments of socialist and postsocialist societies.
Surveying the current situation, Nikol'skaia is apparently positive, writing that the "current period 1991-2005 can be considered one of unprecedented religious freedom in the history of Russian Protestantism," despite the setbacks of the 1997 decree "On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations" (302).
8) In a fascinating second chapter on the late Soviet period, Wanner examines how certain experiences boosted religious activity, and like Nikol'skaia, notes the importance of the war in this regard.
Nikol'skaia puts forward the hypothesis that some Protestants saw Khrushchev's promise of a return to Leninism as a sign that the more lenient religious policies of the early 1920s were to be revived.
Drawing on material from the state archives, Nikol'skaia does make some attempt to examine believers' attitudes toward the Soviet state (especially with regard to the leaders of the "Action Group"), but for the most part the nature and meaning of an individual's religious belief is not probed in detail, given the book's focus on church-state relations.