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Foreign Churches Along The Nevski Prospekt: An Introduction

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There are few cities in the world containing so many church buildings of so many denominations, and at such short distance from one another, as St. Petersburg. Alexandre Dumas suggestively referred, with good reason, to the Nevsky Prospekt as "the street of religious tolerance". For two centuries the city was the place where Russia and (Western) Europe co-existed socially, culturally and religiously. The Revolution of 1917 brought an abrupt end to this richly variegated life. For the foreign churches in St. Petersburg it spelt catastrophe. The Commission for the Archives of the Dutch Reformed Church was very conscious of the value of the archives of the history of Dutch Protestant church life abroad. The history of the foreign churches in St. Petersburg in the eighteenth century was determined also by economic factors, especially by foreign trade.

Keywords: cultural diversity; Dutch reformed church; foreign churches; Nevsky Prospekt; religious diversity; St. Petersburg



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