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Persecution in Chechnya

Pray for the persecuted!

Still formally a part of the Russian Federation, Chechnya remains one of the most difficult places for Christians in Russia. Persecution is political as well as religious, since Christianity is associated with Russia, with whom they had civil war. The influence of Islam is growing; all indigenous Christians are seen as traitors to the Islamic society and suffer greatly from government oppression. Conversion is a great disgrace to the family and brings the risk of ‘honor killings’. Fellowship and public confession of faith is almost impossible.


For the few very small Christian group meetings, with no more than 3-5 members

For Christians who receive death threats and must leave the country

That young Chechens, disappointed with both the corrupt government and rife unemployment, may discover God’s call on their lives.

Source: Open Doors USA

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