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Ev-Christian · 06. November 2013
A Bicyclist in Car Town Russia ---------------------------------------------------- Protestant mayor Sergey Andreyev is hard at work M o s c o w -- Sergey Andreyev may have no driver’s license, but he is nevertheless the mayor of Tolyatti (or Togliatti), Russia’s largest centre for auto production. Tolyatti was recently listed as 6th on a list of Russia’s 20 most investor-friendly cities, and its auto industry is holding its own. “Auto production is one of our best chances on the export...
Ev-Christian · 20. June 2013
Alexander Semchenko Helped with a Whole Heart ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Russian Protestant leader under house arrest M o s c o w -- On Russian national evening news on 13 June, viewers were treated to the spectacle of Alexander Trofimovich Semchenko, one of Russia’s best-known Protestants, opening the door of his house early that morning. The ailing businessman and bishop (he recently suffered a mild stroke) was unshaven and in a housecoat....
Ev-Christian · 25. March 2012
A Protestant has been Elected Mayor of a Major Russian City ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sergey Andreyev defeated the candidate of “United Russia” Commentary M o s c o w – For the first time ever since the days of the Czars, a Protestant has been elected mayor of a major Russian city. In run-off elections in the auto-making city of Tolyatti/Volga on 18 March, the Evangelical Christian and political independent Sergey Andreyev trounced...
Ev-Christian · 31. October 2011
A Voice from the Wilderness and a Voice from the Kremlin? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On the debate between the Evangelical Christian-Baptists Yuri Sipko und Alexander Semchenko M o s c o w – The businessman Alexander Semchenko and the leadership of the „Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists“ parted ways in February 2008. The RUECB is still coming to terms with that development. After Semchenko mobilised the...
Ev-Christian · 11. May 2011
The Big Gap in the Middle -------------------------------------- Is it money that keeps VSEKh afloat? Commentary M o s c o w – Is more than money keeping the „All-Russian Fellowship of Evangelical-Christians” (VSEKh) afloat? Is it more than the brainchild of a single ambitious person? Will the Fellowship survive the death of its benefactor – or at least the death of his bank account? Such questions were abuzz among observers of its second national conference, held from 26 to 28 April in...
Ev-Christian · 18. August 2010
Brown versus Green? ------------------------------------------------------- Russian Protestant leader is embroiled in a struggle over trees and ideology Commentary M o s c o w -- On 15 July, a major Protestant-owned firm, “Teplotekhnik”, began tree clearance in Khimki Forest just outside north-central Moscow. The firm has until 1 September to cut a 43-kilometre-long, up to 100-meter-wide swath through the forest. Forty-thousand trees are to be felled; detractors claim that 90% of Khimki...
Ev-Christian · 28. April 2009
Are We a Hyphen or an "And"? ----------------------------------------------- Who are the Evangelical Christians within the RUECB? Report M o s c o w – Who precisely are the “Evangelical Christians” within the “Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists” (RUECB)? We Baptists ourselves sometimes add to the general confusion. The Russian portion of the webpage of the RUECB’s Moscow seminary (www.moscowseminary.org) for ex. refers correctly to “Evangelical...
Ev-Christian · 20. March 2009
One More Dot on the Russian Church Map --------------------------------------------------------------- Developments among Russian Baptists since February 2008 A commentary M o s c o w -- It’s been 13 months since Alexander Semchenko gave up his leadership role in the “Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists” (RUECB). It’s been a long year, for this Baptist philanthropist left behind a large financial hole when he departed. Renovation of the RUECB’s Moscow headquarters was...