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The letter Я from The Anti-Religious Alphabet

1932
14 7/8 x 10 5/8 in. (37.8 x 27 cm)

Mikhail Mikhailovich Cheremnykh
Russian (Tomsk, Russia, 1890 - 1962, Moscow, USSR)

Full Title:The letter Я from The Anti-Religious Alphabet
Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Color lithograph
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Accession Number: 2001.20.27
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Location: Not currently on view
Portfolio: The Anti-Religious Alphabet

From a portfolio of 27 prints.

Pope Pius XI, the leader of the Catholic Church at the time Cheremnykh designed The Anti-Religious Alphabet, was openly critical of the atheistic doctrine of the Soviet Union. He condemned communism as the most persistent enemy of Christianity, calling it a "satanic scourge" from which the common man must be saved. The pope was seen as a grave threat to Soviet society; this image presents Pius XI's words as a writhing, dangerous snake waiting to strike.

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