HC Deb 11 April 1918 vol 104 cc1683-4W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the Bolshevist Government in Russia has-issued a decree or decrees suppressing religious instruction, secularising the Churches, and confiscating the property of religious bodies; and, if so, whether these measures have been brought into operation against the Anglican and other foreign religious communities in so far as these possessed establishments in Russia?


A decree was issued on 2nd February by the Bolshevist Government suppressing religious instruction in the schools and confiscating the property of religious bodies, but not, so far as I am aware, secularising the Churches. I have no information to the effect that these measures have been put into operation against foreign religious communities in Russia.