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||Opposition to the Faith begins in Russia. [BW3:35; BBR473]
- For details see BW3:34–43.
|Russia; Soviet Union
||Persecution, Soviet Union; Persecution
||The Soviet authorities abrogate the constitution of the Spiritual Assembly of ‘Ishqábád (now Ashgabat, Turkmenistan) and the assembly is dissolved. [BW3:37, BW8p88, SETPE1p154]
- Bahá’í schools and libraries are closed. [BBRSM173]
- Not long after, the government orders that all religious buildings in the Soviet Union are the property of the government and the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár is expropriated and leased back to the Bahá’ís. [BBD122; BBR473; BBRSM161; BW3:37]
- For the history of the persecution of the Bahá’ís in the Soviet Union see BBR473 and BW3:34–43.
- PP364–5 says it was 1929.
|Ishqabad; Turkmenistan; Soviet Union
||Persecution, Soviet Union; Persecution, Other; Persecution; Mashriqul-Adhkar, Ishqabad
|1938 5 Feb
||Bahá'ís in the Soviet Union are persecuted by the authorities. [BBR473, BW8p87-90, 179-81, BW14p479-481, SETPE1p155]
- Five hundred Bahá'í men are imprisoned in Turkistán. [Bw8p89]
- Many Persian Bahá'ís living in various cities of the Soviet Union are arrested, some are sent to Siberia, others to Pavladar in northern Kazakhstan and yet others to Iran. [BW8p87, 179, 184]
- Six hundred Bahá'í refugees-women, girls, children and a few old men, go to Iran, most to Mashhad. [BW8p89]
- The Bahá'í Temple in Ishqábád (now Ashgabat, Turkmenistan) is confiscated and turned into an art gallery. [BDD122, BW8p89]
- The Bahá'í schools are ordered closed. [BW8p89]
- Spiritual Assemblies and all other administrative institutions in the Caucasus are ordered dissolved. [BW8p89]
|Soviet Union; Caucasus; Turkistan; Ishqabad; Turkmenistan; Kazakhstan; Iran; Mashhad
||Mashriqul-Adhkar, Ishqabad; Persecution, Soviet Union; Persecution, Arrests; Persecution, Other; Persecution; Bahai schools; LSA
|1963 25 Aug
||The Universal House of Justice announces the demolition by the Soviet authorities of the House of Worship in ‘Ishqábád (now Ashgabat, Turkmenistan) owing to earthquake damage. [BBD122; BW14:479–81]
- For a picture of the damaged Temple see BW14:481.
|Ishqabad; Turkmenistan; Soviet Union
||Mashriqul-Adhkar, Ishqabad; Earthquakes; Mashriqul-Adhkar (House of Worship)
|1981 23 May
||Helmut Winkelbach, Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for Belarus, marries Olga Grigorevna Dolganova, a Russian, their wedding ceremony being the first Bahá’í wedding in the Soviet Union.
||Soviet Union; Russia
||Helmut Winkelbach; Olga Grigorevna Dolganova; Knights of Bahaullah; Firsts, Other; Weddings
||The Local Spiritual Assembly of ‘Ishqábád (now Ashgabat, Turkmenistan) is re-formed after a lapse of 61 years, the first local assembly to be formed in the Soviet Union. [AWH73; VV111]
||Ishqabad; Turkmenistan; Soviet Union
||First Local Spiritual Assemblies
|1989 18 Dec - 1990 2 Jan
||During the Youth Winter School in Traben-Trarback participants from 12 countries including East Germany, Romania, Hungary and the Soviet Union gather for the first time since the Second World War. [BINS215:2]
||Traben-Trarback; Germany; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Youth; Conferences, International; Winter schools; First conferences
||The launching of a subsidiary Two Year Plan for the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc countries. [Ridván Message 1992]. Goals were:
- attraction of numerous supporters
- great increase in the translation, publication and dissemination of Bahá'í literature
- the extension of the administrative order in the region by the erection of local and national spiritual assemblies [AWH71]
|Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia
||Teaching Plans, National
||The formation of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the Soviet Union. [AWH86] [VV113]
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- Seizure of the Ishqabad Temple: Horace Holley Interview with State Department Officials (1939). Brief report of an interview with the secretary of the US National Spiritual Assembly on whether and why the Soviet government had appropriated the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar in Ashkhabad. [about]