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Russian Missions
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After the Christianization of Russia in 988, the missionary activity of the Russian church moved initially on the track it had inherited from the Byzantines (Mission: II, 4). In the 17th century, however, it recognized its obligation to evangelize the non-Christian peoples in the Russian Empire. At the same time, some missionary activity, at first unorganized, was extending beyond the Empire’s borders. A priest in the Cossack bodyguard of the Chinese emperor became the nucleus of miss…

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Tamcke, Martin, “Russian Missions”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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