Russia is a country that is rich in Christian history. It is one of the primary countries where the Orthodox Christian Church flourished until the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and creation of the Soviet Union (USSR) which was an atheistic Communistic Dictatorship. For several decades after World War II the Soviet Union was a formidable world power with great nuclear stockpiles. A "Cold War" existed between the USSR and the United States, representing two philosophies of government: Communism versus Democracy. Nuclear war was avoided by the concept of "Mutual Assured Destruction" (MAD), which meant that neither super-power would dare attack the other since both would surely be annihilated in the exchange. The USSR was disbanded in 1991 with the so-called "Fall of the Iron Curtain."

There has been progress toward a stable democracy in Russia since 1991 with free elections and greater freedom of religion. However, the politics of Vladimir Putin have undermined confidence in their democracy. It is possible that the country will revert to old dictatorial practices.

Prophecy scholars have wondered for more than a century if Russia would be the End Times leader of the war of Gog and Magog, prophesied in Ezekiel 38 and 39. We relate this to the war of the Second Seal in Revelation 6:3-4, a major conflict near the beginning of the Tribulation Period. Some respected scholars apply it to The Battle of Armageddon later in the Book of Revelation.

The Aggressors of the War of Gog and Magog - Ezekiel 38:1-4
According to Ezekiel, an alliance of enemies will attack Israel in the end-times. The leader will be Gog of the land of Magog (most likely Russia), who is the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. He is assisted by Persia (Iran), Cush (Ethiopia and Somalia), Put (Libya), Gomer, Beth Togarmah and other nations (possibly Turkey and/or other Islamic nations like those once part of the Soviet Union). Most of these names are listed in the genealogies of Genesis 10.

God will bring a quick end to this future war. He may use literal fire and brimstone, as in the days of Sodom, or he might pit nation against nation, the way he often did in the Old Testament, to precipitate a nuclear exchange.

And with pestilence and with blood I shall enter into judgment with him; and I shall rain on him, and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, a torrential rain, with hailstones, fire, and brimstone. - Ezekiel 38:22 (NIV)

There has been a surprising resurgence of faith in Russia, but the will of the people may not be able to deflect the governments's direction when this war is fought.

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Prophetic Significance of Russia

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Report: Preoccupied With Cancer, Strongman Putin Is Constantly Trailed by Expert

April 1 2022 -
... the story of a Vladimir Putin who appears to be "constantly" accompanied by a doctor specializing in thyroid cancer.

Source: NewsMax

Prophetic Significance of Russia

What are ‘tactical’ nuclear weapons, and would Putin use them?

Mar.25 2022 -
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has raised the specter of something considered almost unthinkable until recently: the use of a small nuclear weapon during a conflict in Europe.

Source: Times of Israel

Putin Is 'Most Dangerous Man in History': Sen. Angus King

Mar.23, 2022 -
Russia has a "different view" of the use of nuclear weapons than does any other country in the world, and that makes President Vladimir Putin, "the most dangerous man in history," Sen. Angus King said Wednesday

Source: NewsMax

Zelenskyy tells US Congress, 'We need you right now'

Mar.16, 2022 -
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy cited Pearl Harbor and the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on Wednesday as he appealed to the U.S. Congress to do more to help Ukraine's fight against Russia.

Source: AOL

Translator chokes up during Zelensky speech at European Parliament

Mar.1, 2022 -
A translator was seemingly moved to tears while translating an impassioned speech by the president of Ukraine at the European Parliament as Russia’s military invasion enters its sixth day.

Source: AOL News

Pray for Ukraine

Feb. 25, 2022 -
As of this writing, Russian forces are said to be in control of the Kyiv airport and the infamous Chernobyl nuclear plant, and appear to be making progress out of Crimea in the South and toward Kharkiv in the East.

Source: Christian Headlines

Russia Invades Ukraine in Europe's 'Darkest Hours' Since WWII

Feb. 24, 2022 -
Russian forces invaded Ukraine Thursday, assaulting by land, sea and air in the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since World War II.

Source: NewsMax

Are We Living in the Biblical End Times? What Scripture Says About Gog, Magog, and Russian Chaos

Feb. 22, 2022 -
Are the end times upon us? Are Russia’s actions part of the eschatological landscape? What does it all mean? These are just some of the pressing questions before us.

Source: CBN News

Biden Announces Sanctions Over Russia's Ukraine Invasion

Feb. 22, 2022 -
U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced the first wave of sanctions against Russia for what he said was the beginning of an invasion of Ukraine, and vowed steeper punishments ahead if Russia continues its aggression.

Source: NewsMax

British PM Johnson: Russia Planning Biggest War in Europe Since 1945

Feb. 20, 2022 -
Evidence suggests Russia is planning "the biggest war in Europe since 1945", Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.

Source: NewsMax

Ukraine tensions: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

Feb. 11, 2022 -
Russia could invade Ukraine "at any time" and American citizens should leave immediately, the US has warned.

Source: BBC

North Korea boasts its missile options are 'shaking the world'

Feb. 9, 2022 -
Officials in North Korea, one of the rogue nations that actually has nuclear firepower and missiles to deliver them, have been launching missile "tests" in recent weeks that have much of the rest of the world on edge.

Source: WND

Ukraine tensions: Russia sees room for diplomacy

Feb. 8, 2022 -
Russia's EU ambassador has told the BBC his country still believes diplomacy can help de-escalate the crisis over Ukraine.

Source: BBC

DHS warns Russia could launch cyberattack on US

Jan. 24, 2022 -
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning that Russia may pursue a cyberattack against the U.S. as tensions escalate over Moscow's buildup of forces near the border with Ukraine.

Source: The Hill
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Links about Russia

Russia - Google

CIA World Factbook - Russia

Russian Ministries Worldwide - Association For Spiritual Renewal (In Russian)
The Russian and CIS Christian Printed Resource Directory
Mission Aviation Fellowship
TBN-Europe- Some Russian programming - Tuning Details

The War of Gog and Magog - Prophecy Central
Is the Russian Invasion of Georgia an End-times Development? - Commentary by Ron Graff
The Magog Invasion - Chuck Missler
Magog Revisited - Chuck Missler

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