God wrote to the official atheist magazine, Science and Religion, that
she wore a cross "as a symbol of the invincibility of the Russian
people. Our people went at their enemies with the cross, and won.
A mother would see her son off to a war and bless him with a cross
. . . I see it as a powerful force which can repel any evil. In the cross
lies the history of the Russian people." The magazine's editorial
board replied irritably that the cross, also worn by Teuton knig...