The orphanage system in Russia is broken. 40% of children reared in orphanages leave as drug addicts, 40% end up in prison, and 10% commit suicide. To tackle the widespread issue of Russia’s orphan crisis, FEBC broadcasts urge Christian families to consider fostering children…or even adopting.
In 2015 alone, over 45,000 potential foster parents have been educated about the orphan crisis in Russia and encouraged to adopt an orphan into their loving Christian family.
Every $1 raised means 2 more people will learn about this desperate situation impacting Russia’s future generation, multiplying the changes of a child being placed with a loving family.
Reach 100,000 people in 2015
- Our Progress 48%
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.
Stories & Updates from Russia
Reading the Bible with Non-Christians
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.”
Russia's New Anti-Missionary Law
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.
Siberian Pastor Uses FEBC App for Evangelism
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.
VIDEO: Off the Air in Moscow and St. Petersburg
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…