Russian Opposition Leader Seeks Eternal Answers

With his life and freedom on the line as he challenged Russia's dictatorial regime, opposition leader Alexei Navalny reached out to Christian leaders in a search for "eternal values," a Christian minister to the former Soviet Union told CBN News.

Sergey Rakhuba of Mission Eurasia, a ministry that supports the church in the former Soviet Rupublics, says Navalny found God as he was facing great challenges and "fighting for his life."

Navalny proclaimed that he abandoned atheism and professed faith in God at a court hearing in January.

Rakhuba spoke to CBN News to give more detail on what Navalny shared about his faith and also gave an update on how evangelical churches are facing continued persecution across Russia.