ACTIVITY OF THE CATHOLIC MISSION TO ASSIST DISPLACED PERSONS IN POST-WAR PERIOD

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The article discusses the activities of the Catholic missions and organizations to provide assistance to displaced persons in the post-war period. There are considered the ways of help to the Russian refugees in the camps of DP, and during their migration to other countries; as well as the issue of the Catholic priests’ influence on the Russian displaced persons and their contribution to the development of Russian abroad. The article is based on the memoirs of the contemporaries of that time, the inhabitants of the camps for DP B. Shiryaev, R. Polchaninov as well as on abbot Rostislav (Kolupaev)’s research.

Tatyana Aleksandrovna Kotova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: kotova_tatyanka@mail.ru
Department of Russian History

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