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.
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Russia Ministry Highlights
Director of FEBC Russia, Victor Akhterov
FEBC broadcasters reach not only Russia but other countries with sizable Russian-speaking populations such as Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 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,
- Norilsk, FM 107
- Kayerkan, FM 105.7
- Slavyansk/Kramatorsk, Ukraine FM 68
- Michurinsk, Russia FM 102.7 (2015)
- Rasskazovo, Russia FM 106.9
- Odessa, Ukraine FM 68 (2016)
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, Tartar, Ukrainian, Buryat, and Chechen.
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 2015, 43,170 listeners called, emailed, or texted FEBC Russia.
Background on Russia
Government: semi-presidential federation
Population: 142,355,415 (2016 est.) Russian 77.7%, Tatar 3.7%, Ukrainian 1.4%, Bashkir 1.1%, Chuvash 1%, Chechen 1%, other 10.2%, unspecified 3.9% (2010 est.)
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.
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Videos and Stories from Russia
We’re encouraged every day by the stories we hear from our listeners. Here’s this month’s inspiring audio testimony from a listener in Russia.
We’re encouraged every day by the stories we hear from our listeners. Here’s this month’s inspiring audio testimony from Yuri in Russia.
We’re encouraged every day by the stories we hear from our listeners. Here’s this month’s inspiring audio testimony from Antonina in Moscow.
Every Tuesday in a small studio in Moscow, Oleg sits down with 3 non-Christian students to read the Bible and talk about their reactions on air. How this program got started is quite a story.
“…But, that same evening the phone rang, and on the other end of the line was someone I hadn’t heard from in 10 years…my dad.”
On July 7, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law highly controversial legislation aimed at terrorism and extremism. However, part of the law harshly restricts missionary activity, which is very distressing news to Russian evangelicals.
Living deep in Siberia, Pastor Vladislav sees how hopeless and desperate the young men are for the Good News. “The men and women of Siberia are dying without Christ, but we can give them hope,” he said.
Friends, as of April 16th, we are off the air in Moscow and St. Petersburg, two of the most important cities in all of Russia. But despite this, we’re not as discouraged as you might think…
I am writing to share an urgent prayer request. We just received shocking news from the Russian government…
Here’s our monthly testimony, this time from a woman in Russia…
Our goal is to share the news of Russia’s abandoned children with 100,000 more listeners. Every $1 raised shares the Russian Orphan Crisis with 2 Christian Families in Russia, urging them to commit to adopting or fostering a child.
In the third grade, Masha’s mother lost custody of her children, and Masha and her sister ended up in an orphanage. All of a sudden they were abandoned and alone. One day, a man came to the orphanage and told the orphans they had a heavenly Father who loved them…
The orphanage system in Russia is broken. Of the children who leave Russian orphanages: 40% go into drug addiction, 40% go into prison, and 10% commit suicide. Yet, Christians in Russia are helping to change these statistics.
Shocking truth: today there are more orphans on the streets of Russia than there were after WWII.
[youtube id="ULeKuts4Od8"] With 2014 coming to an end, we’ve seen God work in incredible ways. Our God is great and in control—a fact he has demonstrated this year in both our successes and setbacks. In places where Christianity barely existed, first generation...
Dasha’s dream is to tell others about Jesus Christ, and it’s what she does every day on FEBC’s radio programs in Russia. Broadcasting from Moscow, Dasha is touching a nation struggling with alcoholism, millions of orphaned children, and the...
As the tension in the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to rise, are you struggling to understand the two countries? Take a look at this infographic on Russia, and how you can pray the the country.
This year, you’ve helped us reach people with the Gospel all over the world. Watch this video to see what God has done through your partnership with FEBC.
Read about the latest circumstances in Ukraine, and pray for peace for the country in turmoil.
FEBC-Russian Ministries weekly program “Shalom” reaches 1 to 3 million Russian speaking Jews.
Drug abuse is one of the deepest social issues in Russia. Many drug addicts have died as a result. Read a mother’s story of hope, recovery, and a life in Jesus.
Last night, over a million Ukrainians were on the streets, protesting the government’s decision to postpone the beginning of the integration process with the European Union. Government forces were brutal in their efforts to disperse the crowd. Two weeks ago I spent...
Our radios have been a huge success in bringing the Gospel to closed countries, but many villages are still in desperate need. Read about how you can help.
Victor Akhterov, Director of the Russian Ministries Department, shares stories of FEBC’s work in Russia, and the changed lives he has witnessed.
Read about FEBC’s beginnings in Central Asia, and the testimony of Rudi Wiens, the FEBC Regional Coordinator, EURASIA.
A video documenting the current state of moral and spiritual depravity in Russia, and how FEBC is reaching this naiton with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
President Ed Cannon discusses in this video what Russian Christians are doing about the orphan crisis in Russia
FEBC-Russia has just launched a new radio station and began broadcasting for the first time to the community of Norilsk in northern Siberia
Video log #2 of President Ed Cannon's trip to Russia
Video log #1 of President Ed Cannon's trip to Russia
One day when Alexei was stuck in traffic he accidentally stumbled upon our radio station. We were broadcasting a dramatization of Saul’s life, including how he became a man of God. "It was interesting that he considered himself a believer before he actually committed...
19 year old Alla, shares of God’s redemption in her life while dealing with physical abuse.
In the hopelessness of drug addiction and sin, a listener finds the grace of God when she tunes in to our online broadcast.
“My name is PK and I’m 70 years old. I want to thank you for the radio you gave me. I’m very thankful I can now listen to God’s Word every day…”
We’re excited to report that the response to our Gift Catalog has been outstanding! These are some gifts people received because of your generosity
As a typhoon heads towards one of our main transmitter sites in Saipin, please be in prayer that God protects our staff as well as the radio equipment.