Some Christians were even labelled as “cultists” or “foreign agents.”

Russia has dominated much of the news lately, but according to, there are even more pressing reasons to be concerned about Russia than what most news sources are reporting.

Persecution of Christians is increasing in Russia at an alarming rate. Last summer, Russia passed controversial laws that prohibited Christians from evangelizing freely and restricted religious discussions. Shortly following these laws, which are part of the Yarovaya package, Christians began to be prosecuted for engaging in their normal religious activities.

These laws have some fearing that Russia is going back to the Soviet era when Christians faced severe persecution.

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