Current Events in Crimea
Crimea, a part of the country of Ukraine, has been in the news recently. Ukraine’s president, Viktor Yanukovych, fled the country after protesters and opponents demanded that he be removed from office. Then Russian soldiers moved into Crimea.
Ukraine and Russia used to be part of the Soviet Union until the Soviet Union broke up into smaller countries in the early 1990s. Many Ukrainians speak Russian.
But thousands of Crimean Tatars, who are mostly Muslims, also live in Crimea. The Voice of the Martyrs is printing a children’s Bible in the Crimean Tatar language. The printing is expected to be complete in April.
“Please be in prayer that the book can be safely shipped into the Crimea given the current political turmoil there,” said a VOM contact in the region. ” And of course, pray … that many little hearts will be changed through this book.”