Background on Russia
Population: 142 million
Languages: Russian (official), many minority languages
Religion: Russian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, other Christian 2%
Russia has a large population of non-practicing believers and non-believers, a legacy of over seven decades of Soviet rule.
FEBC in Russia
Radio Teos, as we are known in Russia, has been broadcasting the Gospel by shortwave since the late 1940s. In February 1992, after the fall of communism, FEBC Russia became incorporated within the country, where it expanded its broadcast ministry.
To Neighboring Countries
10 Local Languages
Are Used in Broadcasts
100 kw Shortwave Radio Station
Transmits to Entire Former Soviet Union
Russia Ministry Highlights
With main studios in Moscow and St. Petersburg, FEBC broadcasters reach not only Russia but other countries with sizable Russian-speaking populations such as Ukraine and Kazakhstan, as well as several ethnic people groups. With Internet and satellite broadcasting, FEBC saturates Russia and surrounding countries with the Gospel through 40 hours/day of broadcasting. FEBC offers a variety of programs on topics such as the Bible, Faith in God, the Christian Life, and Christian News and Commentaries. Other programs address issues related to children, young people, alcoholics, abortion, foster care/adoption and marriage. FEBC operates the following local radio stations,
- Moscow, AM 1134
- St. Petersburg, AM 1089
- Norilsk, FM 107
- Kayerkan, FM 105.7
- Slavyansk/Kramatorsk, Ukraine FM 68
We also broadcast from a 100 kilowatt shortwave transmitter in the Philippines. This signal covers the entire area of the former Soviet Union, bringing the Good News to multitudes who live there. Our broadcasts are offered in the following languages: Russian, Ukrainian, Kazakh, Tartar, Chuvash, Kirghiz, Mari-Low, Osetin, Udmurt, Uzbek.
Other Support Ministries
Working hand in hand with Russian believers, FEBC’s staff supports the Russian church by inviting pastors to their programs and encouraging listeners to become part of a body of local believers.
We support foster care and adoption, as well as drug rehab centers. We also conduct training seminars, offer concerts and special church services, and help kids living on the streets. In addition, we provide phone consultations for people in crises.
In 2010, 36,300 listeners called, emailed, or texted FEBC Russia.