From our Archives: It Happened on Christmas Day
  • 27 November 2019

It was early in 1964 that a document was brought out of Russia. This document, signed by 120 Russian Christians, was dated February, 1964. It tells a sad story of what happened on Christmas Day in 1963 in the city of Barnaul in Russia, a holiday, celebrated in memory of the birthday of our Saviour […]

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RUSSIA: Place of Worship Shut Down
  • 19 September 2019

Legislation governing religious communities in Russia is complex, contradictory, and often inconsistently applied. In one recent case, a church community was barred from using its place of worship, even though it has done so for two decades. The Verkhnebakansky Baptist Church in Novorossiysk has been worshipping in a two-story building in a residential area for […]

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Bravely Ministering in Russia
  • 25 August 2019

Once, Russia was teeming with North Koreans. This was where the officials and the higher classes travelled, where the lucky worked, and where the lower classes dreamed to go. Now, however, the crowds have thinned. By and large, North Koreans go to Russia to work abroad in poor conditions. Jin-ho travelled to Russia with an […]

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RUSSIA: Church Attack in Chechnya
  • 31 May 2018

On Saturday 19 May, four gunmen stormed the Archangel Michael Orthodox Church in Grozny, Chechnya. Before they were shot dead by police, they had killed one church member and two security officers. Two other officers and another church member were also injured. According to the pastor, churchgoers heard shouts of “Allahu Akbar” outside the church […]

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RUSSIA: Terror Strikes in Dagestan
  • 22 February 2018

On Sunday 18 February a local Islamic jihadi attacked Christians as they emerged from Kizlyar’s Russian Orthodox church. They had been ushering in Lent when the gunman approached, cried “Allahu Akbar” and opened fire. To keep the gunman outside, believers barricaded the church door while police shot the gunman dead. Four Christian women were killed […]

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