Russian Believers May Need to Disobey New Law
August 29, 2016
Christians in Russia are grappling with a new law that effectively makes it illegal for them to share their faith, preach or pray outside of officially designated sites. "Everybody is stunned. It came so quickly, so unexpectedly," said Sergey Rakhuba, president of Mission Eurasia, an organization that equips young church leaders in countries in the post-Soviet world and Eurasia. Rakhuba says the new law brings back memories of repressive laws passed by former Soviet dictators Nikita Khrushchev and Joseph Stalin.
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