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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: 1996

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

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.

Accession: 96-95

May 23, 2017

Bob Shuster

Collection 536 Oral History Interview with Valeria Borisovna Sorokina
Bob Shuster
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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