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Voronaev, Ivan Efimovich
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Ivan Efimovich Voronaev (1886–1943?), the most prominent Pentecostal pioneer in Eastern Europe and communist Russia, began his life under the name Nikita Petrovich Cherkasov. His birthplace was the Cossack train station (then a military base) of Nepluevskaia in the Orenburg province of the Ural Mountains. Voronaev was converted on April 23, 1907 while serving in the Russian military and his new Christian convictions soon conflicted with his military career for the Tsar. Court-martialed in Januar…

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Donev, Dony K., “Voronaev, Ivan Efimovich”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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