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Collection 536 Oral History Interview with Valeria Borisovna Sorokina

Identifier: CN-536

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: 1971-1996

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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