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[25 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Prayer for Sokolov family

The following prayer request comes from Igor and Angela Sokolov. Igor and Angela are long-term partners who pastor and plant churches in Saint Petersburg, Russia. As you may well know, Russia and Ukraine have been engaged in a political and military battle since early 2014. These battles continue in eastern Ukraine, and more than 3,000 people have been killed and more than 6,000 have been wounded. There are still hundreds unaccounted for and tens of thousands have fled their towns and villages and have become refugees. Today, few Russians or Ukrainians are unaffected by this conflict. Igor’s …

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[25 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Staying Focused in times of trouble by Denis Kozlov

We hear a great deal about Russia in the headlines these days. The information we hear is negative and
disturbing, and it looks like a new wave of turmoil and oppression is headed toward people living in Russia
and in the former satellite republics as political ambitions of the Russian president grow. The process of
stripping people of their freedoms has escalated in recent months, and the civil-war situation in Ukraine is a
horrible reality that many people in Russia and Ukraine are facing. Families being torn apart in both nations
and some Christians–unsure what …

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[30 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
God’s favor in the midst of troubles (by Denis Kozlov)

Igor Sokolov is one of our key leaders and pastors in Russia and is well known in our Christian circles as a good teacher. He is also one of the official representatives of John Maxwell in Russia, and was instrumental in introducing the concept of cell-based churches in late 1990s.
About ten years ago, Igor had a vision to start a Christian school where children are taught math and science while being immersed in a wholesome atmosphere created by Christian teachers. As well, the curriculum was designed to nurture …

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[29 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Brief Update by Denis Kozlov

In January we had a small team of ministers from the US coming to Russia and holding two seminars on practical biblical discipleship and counseling in two different churches. Also, we had a strategic meetings with some of the key Christian leaders here to pray, talk and plan for a long term development of biblical counseling and discipleship center in Russia that would be able to help individuals and couples and train both laymen and ministers to equip them with the skills, principles and materials to operate effectively in counseling …

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[1 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Coming trip to Russia (November 2010)

A team of American brothers and sisters is coming to Russia from November 8-16, 2010 to interact with Russian pastors and key visionary leaders.
The team is composed of two families and one individual from Springfield (Ohio), one family from Virginia Beach (Virginia) and one family from Cushing (Oklahoma).
The team will visit and minister to 7 local congregations in and around St.Petersburg, 3 Christian rehab centers, and 1 mission school. Also, a 2 day conference will be held for 19 of our key visionary leaders. The main goal …

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[12 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Good news from pastor Yura

This month’s spotlight on ministry is on Pastor Yura Troyanov. Pastor Yura has been a missionary, a pastor, and church planter for a number of years. He and his wife, Zhenia, moved to the city of Volkhov, which is situated three hours north of Saint Petersburg.
During their first two years in Volkhov, Pastor Yura and Zhenia laid the difficult groundwork for ministry, and their church took root and began to grow. As a church, they prayed and felt led to address the problem of drugs in their city. Drug addiction …

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[7 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Yan Volkov on prison ministry

We had a chance to spend sometime in a coffeeshop. Yan was sharing about his vision and the current state of the ministry so I cought some of it on my camera. Here it is.

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[25 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

RRR: Past, Present & Future!

Rick Ives, Founder
I recently returned from a wonderful trip to Russia. During my time in St. Petersburg, my team and I met with many pastors and church leaders who are on the front lines in Russia advancing God’s Kingdom, even while the Russiangovernment continues to harass and persecute the churches. In Russia today, for example, all Evangelical and Protestant churches are officially classified as cults/sects. Only The Russian Orthodox Church and Islam are recognized by the government as “legitimate” religions. The doors continue to close.
Nevertheless, …

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[14 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Pray for Denis and his family

Whether you have traveled to Saint Petersburg with a missions team, or have entertained one of the many Russian pastors brought over by RRR, you most likely know or have met Denis Kozlov, the Russian Administrator for RRR.
Denis has been around since the humble beginnings of RRR, and today is, perhaps more than anyone else, the key to keeping everything operating smoothly between US and Russian constituencies.
Denis is finishing his last year of schooling and plans to assume an even greater role with RRR. Accordingly, I urge you …

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[23 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]
Russians in Turkey and in Syria

There is a great number of people that come to Christ every single day. But still some have never heard of Him yet. There are still places in this world where people are not allowed even to mention the name of Jesus under the threat of death. Most of such countries profess religion of Islam. It’s a second time when our church sends a team of missionaries to Turkey and Syria
Beginning from 5th throught the 20th of October a team of 6 people will visit 6 cities and will …