Collection 536 Oral History Interview with Valeria Borisovna Sorokina
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with Valeria Borisovna Sorokina, in which she describes her childhood in Russia, her conversion to Christianity while a university student, the work of Campus Crusade for Christ and Mission Europe in Russia, the Mission Volga project, and her time as a graduate student at Wheaton College. The time period covered by the interview is 1971-1996.
Valeria Sorokina was interviewed by Bob Shuster on November 18, 1996 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.
- Created: 1996
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Biographical or Historical Information
Full Name: Valeria Borisovna Sorokina
Birth: April 2, 1971 in Leningrad, Soviet Union
Conversion: At the age of 19 while a student at St. Petersburg State University in Russia. (Baptized in the Russian Orthodox tradition in Lithuania at the age of 13.)
1988 - Graduated from secondary school in St. Petersburg, Soviet Union
1988-1993 - Attended and graduated from St Petersburg State University, Russia
1996-1997 - Attended and graduated from the Graduate School of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. Earned MA in Intercultural Studies
1990-1991 - Participated in Kalevii Lehtinen’s Mission Leningrad
1992 - Mission in the Mission Volga project as part of an international team
1993-1996 - Worked full time as an interpreter and translator, assistant to Mission Europe’s training coordinator in St. Petersburg
2007-2014 - On the staff of the Center for Apologetic Research, St. Petersburg
Other significant information: cira. 1991 ioined Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Michael in St. Petersburg, Russia
2.00 Audio Tapes
Language of Materials
Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Valeria Sorokina in November 1996.
May 23, 2017
- Campus Crusade for Christ.
- Church and state -- Soviet Union.
- Church and state.
- Church archigecture -- Russia.
- Church architecture.
- Conversion -- Personal narratives.
- Evangelism -- Russia.
- Evangelistic work -- Russia.
- Evangelistic work.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Motion Picture)
- Lehtinen, Kalevi.
- Persecution -- Russia.
- Persecution -- Soviet Union.
- Russian language.
- Russkai︠a︡ pravoslavnai︠a︡ t︠s︡erkovʹ.
- Saint Petersburg (Russia)
- Sorokina, Valeria Borisovna,
- Wheaton College (Ill.)
- Collection 536 Oral History Interview with Valeria Borisovna Sorokina
- Bob Shuster
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