The Baptist Yuri Apatov has Emigrated to Israel

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In late 2015, Yuri Apatov, the long-time, Moscow-based general-secretary of the “Euro-Asian Federation of Unions of Evangelical Christians-Baptists“ moved to Israel. Reportedly, a successor has not been named; a convening of its heads is to take place in Minsk in early April. The Federation was once regarded as the successor of the Soviet-era «All-Union Council of Evangelical Christians-Baptists», for it included all of its national parts except for the Baltic Unions and Georgia. Yet the war-induced tension between the Ukrainian and Baptist Unions may have sounded the death knell for this Russian-speaking, international Baptist body.


William Yoder, Ph.D.
Smolensk, 3 April 2016

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