The Persecutor (alternatively titled Forgive Me Natasha or Sergei; known as El Esbirro in Spanish) is the autobiography of Sergei Kourdakov. It details his early . Forgive Me, Natasha by Sergei Kourdakov, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. According to Wikipedia, the book was translated into at least fourteen different languages, sometimes titled, Forgive me, Natasha. Millions of.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In his book, Kourdakov quoted Azarov on the use of printed material: They never wrote about religion, she said, but shared poetry, favorite m, etc.

The Persecutor

Hi Caroline,I did read the book of Sergei. Could it be that this man was no hero? I am humbled by her life.

Oct 17, AJ Maese rated it it was amazing. Let me pause in this blog to introduce myself to those who may not know me. This is his true testimony to the world and his petition for forgiveness to the many Believers he persecuted.

Anxious to know more, I went online and quickly found Ms. It was how to be a better person and how to forgive those who do you wrong.

Forgive Me, Natasha : Sergei Kourdakov :

Sponsored by an organization called, Underground Evangelism, Sergei eventually began to share his powerful testimony to large groups of eager Christians. I do not recall Sergei ever saying in the book that any of the women Believers in his account were ever raped, while Caroline in her interview with one of the Russians quoted Sergei as having said this.

Does not make any sense. I believe he was VERY sincere about his account. An especially awful part for me was the numerous chapters where he is beating up Christians and breaking up secret church meetings.


November 10, at 3: Eventually he was relieved of his duties and continued as leader of the academy’s Youth Organization. Before Berenstennikov responded, he was reminded by the interviewer that these allegations were very serious. However, he had claimed that he had already been contacted by the KGB, and had warned his friends that if he was ever found dead that it would be made to look forgie an accident.

Interestingly, Wardin also suggested that members of Underground Evangelism probably wrote much of the memoir for Sergei. Dear Caroline, It seems to me that Sergei may have wanted to protect his actual victims and accomplices, and so he used names in the book of people he knew or knew of but that could never be traced into the activities he reports. I could not imagine at the time that much good could come from uncovering a false story and humiliating myself, although I knew this scenario was possible.

This was one of the best books I have read! November 21, at And they are ALL so similar! He was athletic and intelligent, highly ambitious, and worked hard for himself. December 18, at 1: I was expecting more of a dull, typical conversion story, but it was completely the opposite. I did not say that he fabricated the story of his swim in the ocean. They were savagely beaten by these young men, who often got partly drunk before they set off.

Lists with This Book. It is my opinion that the rapid eye blinks are a result of the stress of the questions. I remember being glued to the book, wondering what was going to happen next.

And even as he fights for freedom — spiritually and physically — in a new land, he remains a fugitive — hunted by a relentless enemy. The fear and daily feeling that a nuclear war could end it all in minutes was so influential at that time.

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A fisherman named Simas Kudirka had jumped off from a Russian ship and made it to an American ship off the coast of New England see The Kudirka incident. There are a few details of this that seem odd. September 1, at Trust this information provides some level of edification! By Julythe group had accumulated many handwritten religious texts. He is next seen turned completely, facing the camera.


Sergei Kourdakov and the Quest for Truth

Sergei got along well with everyone in the family except with their son Andrei, whom he believed to be mentally handicapped. From that message, he learned that the United States government fully cooperated with the Soviet Union and handed him back to his home country, where he was sentenced to ten years in prison.

He was an orphan of the state and became a model youth of the state. The incident helped form my current understanding of the vision — that He truly wants to be the author of our lives. Then, as it often happens, forgot all about it. Immediately, he recognized it as the same kind of bible he saw many times during raids in the Soviet Mw. We were afraid of the aunts and uncles orphanage employees.

January kourdxkov, at 6: I remember watching a documentary on some prominent Christian evangelists, one of them was Reinhard Bonnke and the other one was Benny Hinn, there were probably two more figures I think.

He prayed to God and God took care of him…. I read this book 27 years ago at the age of 29 and after reading it felt called to be baptized although I had gone to the Baptsit Church since I was 2 years old.