Finding the Christmas that changes the world

It's a different world than it was a year ago, and a new kind of Christmas for millions.

This year, people of the former Soviet Union can worship freely in churches many of which were closed at times throughout nearly seven decades of official atheism. Even in the midst of a cold Russian winter with less than adequate supplies of food and other commodities, there is much to rejoice over. Freedom, at last, is finally not in such short supply.

The grip of communist ideology and its monitoring and control of people's lives had seemed so tight that the world was taken by surprise when it all suddenly collapsed.

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From the Editors
To our readers,...
December 23, 1991

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