The Prayer House of Omsk Baptists in 1919

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Constantine Prokhorov


This article describes an episode from the history of the civil war in Siberia in 1919. The Central Baptist prayer house in Omsk was requisitioned by troops of Admiral Kolchak, the commander of anti-Bolshevik forces in Siberia, and for several months was used as a military headquarters and barracks for soldiers. The release of the prayer house from the military post was made possible due to the assistance of the world-wide fellowship of Baptists. Famous brothers William and Robert Fetler took an active part in these events.

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