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.
In addition to the anti-terrorist laws that were just signed into law by Putin on July 7th, 2016, we also received shocking news from the Russian government on April 16th, of this year, which you can read below. Despite all these difficulties, FEBC continues to grow, reaching a greater number of listeners through new media each day. Please continue to pray for our ministry and the Russian church, as we trust in the Lord during this time.
To Neighboring Countries
10 Local Languages
Are Used in Broadcasts
100 kw Shortwave Radio Station
Transmits to Entire Former Soviet Union
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.
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.
Hear About Russia First!