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Good for Surprises after All

Peter Mitskevich New President of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists

M o s c o w -- On 22 March, at the national, Moscow convention of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists (RUECB), Peter Valterovich Mitskevich was elected its president. He succeeds Alexey Smirnov, who served as President for two terms beginning in 2010. Peter Mitskevich (born 1959) is probably the best-educated Russian Baptist president ever. After serving as a medical doctor and part-time pastor for a decade, he entered Dallas Theological Seminary in...


No Longer in Limbo

The „Euro-Asian Federation of Unions of Evangelical Christians-Baptists“ is back in business

M o s c o w -- After four years in limbo, the „Euro-Asian Federation of Unions of Evangelical Christians-Baptists“ (EAF) appears to have roared back into existence. Between 9 and 16 April it hosted a Jerusalem gathering of nearly 80 delegates from countries stretching all the way from the USA to Tadzhikistan. The Russian delegation consisted of 12 members including newly-elected President Peter Mitskevich, Senior Vice-President Viktor Ignatenkov and outgoing ...


Not Everyone wants Reconciliation

Would Jesus have been a „Monist“?

Commentary     M o s c o w – The elation in the South Korean city of Pyeongchong reached the rafters on 9 February as the united Korean team entered the arena under an all-Korean flag. Any of us who had suffered through the division of Germany could not help but be moved. How much hate and aversion had rained down on Koreans during the past 70 years! And the Korean division has been much stricter and is surviving much longer than the German one. Had the...


Waiting on the White Smoke

The Russian Evangelical Alliance’s 15th annual convention in Moscow

M o s c o w -- It took a while for the white smoke to climb up the chimney. That’s the Roman Catholic metaphor the 66-year-old Alexander Fedichkin, the Russian Evangelical Alliance’s president, used to describe the protracted internal negotiations leading up to his appointment for an additional three-year term. Consequently, the REA’s 15th annual conference, held on 22 February in Moscow’s Lutheran...

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