"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people". - Karl Marx. 
By Nikos Mottas*.
few days ago, during
interview for the documentary Valaam an excerpt of which was
broadcast on Russia 1 TV
channel, Russian President Vladimir Putin likened communism to
christianity and Vladimir I. Lenin's mausoleum to the veneration of
the relics of saints.
specifically, Putin said: “First
of all, faith has always accompanied us, becoming stronger every time
our country, our people, have been through hard times.
were those years of militant atheism when priests were eradicated,
churches destroyed, but at the same time a new religion was being
created. Communist ideology is very similar to Christianity, in fact:
freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice – everything is laid out in
the Holy Scripture, it’s all there. And the code of the builder of
communism? This is sublimation, it’s just such a primitive excerpt
from the Bible, nothing new was invented.”