Russian

In Partnership with Far East Broadcasting

500,000+

Ethnic Russian Ukrainians have fled the war zone in Ukraine and sought refuge in Russia.

At birth, life expectancy for Russian men is 64 years and for women is 74 years.

30%

Of deaths in Russia are alcohol related.

Thinking about death scared Svetlana

Svetlana, a Russian living in Prague, went on-line looking for help when doctors found some pre-cancerous cells and sent her for tests. She found the Radio Teos website and told our producers she was scared thinking about death. They encouraged her to listen to “Program B” which she came to regard as “light for her life” — providing spiritual guidance and hope. Lately, she was happy to report that the unusual cells had not developed into cancer. She continues to keep in touch.

2,000

People listen to our program as a podcast. This doesn’t include the listeners to traditional and internet radio stations.

Our Russian program is called Program B. The title plays with the idea of “Plan B” — what we go to when our first idea failed. Program B introduces listeners to God’s plan for their lives. Visit the website

“Program B” is among the three most popular Radio Teos programs on Facebook.

4-5 Calls

Are received during each program and this number is growing. This is despite government changes that resulted in the loss of licences for stations in Moscow and St Petersburg. Our programs are now heard live on the internet.

Ilia’s friends push him away

Ilia has been a Christian for about a year. He tries to be open about his faith, but people don’t understand and push him away. His boss threatened to fire him. He now sends downloads and links to his friends encouraging them to listen to programs he hopes will help them.

2x

As many Russian babies are aborted as are born alive.

Karim was amazed that the Radio Teos hosts and guests talked about their problems openly, not pretending that everything in their life was perfect

Karim learned about Radio Teos from his cousin, so during his work as a night guard he began listening to the station on his phone. What truly amazed him was that the hosts and guests talked about their problems openly, not pretending that everything in their life was perfect. And they talked about what really helped them deal with those issues. On several occasions he heard them pray for people during the live programs. He didn’t know what was happening during those moments, but knew something was changing in his heart. Karim is a Muslim but doesn’t follow all the traditions. He said that on the occasions he prayed to the “God of the Christians,” he felt much better.

10%

Of the participants in a Russian study reported that they often felt lonely.