Archbishop Boris at the Head
of the Kuban Diocese
© Alexander V. Babich
Department for Information-Search Engines
and Archival Documents, State Archives
of the Krasnodar Region
Аbstract: The author regards the activities of Archbishop Boris (secular name– Boris Ivanovich Vic, 1906–1965) at the head of the Kuban diocese. The chronological framework of the study is the period of Khrushchev’s “thaw”, when the state policy towards the Church was tightened in comparison with the previous “Stalin’s religious Renaissance”. The archival materials, including reports on S. Babushkin, the Commissioner in Affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Krasnodar region from the collections of the State archive of Krasnodar region are used. They make it possible to identify the temporary mitigation of the control under the Church, which took place in 1954–1962. These eight years were a kind of period of “calm before the storm”. The author pays attention to some facts that testify to a certain strengthening of the Church’s status at this moment. Archbishop Boris contributed to his process by his relentless pursuits.
Keywords: Archbishop Boris (Boris Ivanovich Vic), Russian Orthodox Church, Kuban diocese, state policy towards the Church during the reign of N. Khrushchev, Commissioner in Affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Krasnodar region S. Babushkin.
Article information: Received on January 10, 2018, signed by the print, volume 4 / 2018 on December 26, 2018, published on December 28, 2018.
Full bibliographic reference to the article: Babich, A. V., ‘‘Dostoynye svoemu naznacheniyu plody’’: arkhiepiskop Boris vo glave Kubanskoy eparkhii [‘‘Worthy results’’: Archbishop Boris at the Head of the Kuban Diocese], Nasledie Vekov, 2018, no. 4, pp. 81–88. http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018_4_Babich.pdf. Accessed Month DD, YYYY.