“Long Arm of Russian Law Reaches Obscure Siberian Church”

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Photo by Mary Gelman / VII for The New York Times. Followers of Vissarion attending the evening liturgy at the Church of the Last Testament in the village of Petropavlovka in southern Siberia.

The Church of the Last Testament has not been politically active or spoken out against the Russian government. The arrest of their leader reveals the true extent of the nation’s repression, which reaches even to the depths of the Siberian forest.

See more photos by Mary Gelman in The New York Times story “Long Arm of Russian Law Reaches Obscure Siberian Church” by writer Valerie Hopkins.