FOUNDATION FOR THE SUPPORT

of persecuted christians in Russia and CIS

Khruschev's anti-religious campaign
Khruschev's anti-religious campaign was a period of the intensification of the struggle against religion in the USSR in 1958—1964. It was named after Nikita Khruschev, top political leader of the country who occupied the post of the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (CPSU) of the Soviet Union at that time. It was Khruschev who allegedly promised in public in late 1950s to “show the last priest on TV” by the end of the seven-year period set for the fulfillment...
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The Council of Relatives of Imprisoned Evangelical Christian Baptists (RIECB Council) (1964-1987) was established by the Organizing Committee of ECB Activists in the USSR as a temporary elected body in the period of persecution for the purpose of rendering assistance to the faithful put into confinement and to the members of their families. The Council had a provisional charter, its press organ and its standing steering committee. In 1987 the RIECB Council was replaced with the Intercession Department of the Council...
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V.Y. Katko Mass media recently reported the death of Natalia Gorbanevskaya, one of eight individuals who came out to Moscow’s Red Square in 1968 to protest against the invasion of the Soviet armed forces to Czechoslovakia. The event was widely publicized, but mass media ignored another similar event that had taken place two years before, in 1966, when 430 Evangelical Christian Baptists came out to protest. Photo: Delegation of Evangelical Christian Baptists near the building of the CPSU Central Committee...
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The Sea of Life Yuri F. Kuksenko. Taraz, 2001. ... When I was familiarizing myself with the criminal case instituted in 1937 against my father Fyodor Pimenovich Kuksenko and twenty five Brothers I could see a most horrible picture. As it turned out, it took quite an effort to arrange for a major trial against twenty six “enemies of the people” and have eighteen of them shot at once. First, Otto Ivanovich Kukhman, Senior Presbyter of West Siberian Territory, and two Brothers were arrested in...
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CHAPTERS OF HISTORY
Third term of imprisonment
Abstract from the memoirs of YURI F. KUKSENKO (My third term of imprisonment. Fergana, 1971) The days of the court session were approaching. In order to close the investigation the investigator called me for the last time so that I could sign the paper attesting to the fact that I had read Article 206. In all, I had been called for interrogation three times. In the course of these interrogations I came to know that two more of our Brothers were also in prison: Presbyter A.S. Mukhin and Deacon E.P....
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