Vasily Vlasivich refused to take an oath to the Soviet Communist Party during World War II. He was immediately sentenced to death but manged to escape being executed.
Dr. Marsh has extensive knowledge of religion in the former Soviet Union and has lectured in Moscow and Leningrad on many occasions. He says that what strikes him the most is the fact that the youth in Russia today no nothing of their dark past and will deny that it ever happened. Dr. Marsh speaks Russian and Chinese.
Enoch tells his story of what typical life was like for a believer. He details many experiences, one of which discribes his time being interrogated by the KGB for months.
Nikolai Bobarykin was a pastor in a small town in the Soviet Republic. He went to the gulag twice in his life for simply being a pastor.
Rev Bourdeaux re-accounts how he was a student in Russia and witnessed the persecution of believers first hand.
Rev Bourdeaux continues his story on how the Keston institute was founded and how he risked everything to smuggle documents out of the USSR that showed proof of the persecution of believers in the Soviet Union. At the time, the USSR denied it ever happened. And, they are still denying it to this day.
Natalia tells how her father was taken by the KGB
The Persecuted. One man's story of surviving the Stalin Regime
Dr. Christopher Marsh: Professor of Religious Studies at Baylor University
Enoch: Religious persecution survivor
Nikolai: Religious persecution survivor
Rev. Michael Bourdeaux: Founder of the Keston Institute (Part 1)
Rev. Michael Bourdeaux: Founder of the Keston Institute (Part 2)