Kandidov Boris (1902–1953) – Soviet publicist, writer, propagandist. He was one of the founders of the Central Antireligious Museum in Moscow, in the Passion Monastery (1929).

He was historian of Orthodoxy; in his works, mainly in publicist ones, he used Marxist literature and Lenin’s compositions about religion. He declared that Church was closely connected with autocracy, interpreted religion as an important tool of authorities which distracted attention of working people from their real needs and from their struggle for their rights and freedom. Some of his texts on the position of Russian Church during the WWI and Revolution are of certain interest