By Matthew Lee Miller

In The American YMCA and Russian Culture, Matthew Lee Miller explores the influence of the philanthropic actions of the younger Men’s Christian organization (YMCA) on Russians throughout the overdue imperial and early Soviet sessions. The YMCA, the most important American provider association, initiated its excessive engagement with Russians in 1900. in the course of the First global warfare, the organization geared up suggestions for prisoners of struggle, and after the emigration of many Russians to important and western Europe, based the YMCA Press and supported the St. Sergius Theological Academy in Paris. Miller demonstrates that the YMCA contributed to the protection, enlargement, and enrichment of jap Orthodox Christianity. It as a result performed a big position in holding a big a part of pre-revolutionary Russian tradition in Western Europe in the course of the Soviet interval until eventually the repatriation of this tradition following the cave in of the USSR. The examine relies at the YMCA’s archival files, Moscow and Paris records, and memoirs of either Russian and American members. this is often the 1st entire dialogue of a unprecedented interval of interplay among American and Russian cultures. It additionally provides a unprecedented instance of fruitful interconfessional cooperation via Protestant and Orthodox Christians.

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