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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In his book, Kourdakov quoted Azarov on the use of printed material: I did not say that he fabricated the story of his swim in the forgice. Quickly realized why I loved this book as a kid: Answering a question with a question does not necessarily indicate that one is being deceptive.

Sergei Kourdakov – Wikipedia

Sergei or The Prosecutor. The Persecutor by Sergei Kourdakov. I have read many missionary accounts, and was interested in digesting another. Her years of labor are summarized in the dergei documentary, Forgive me, Sergei.

As I recall, this female was identified as a Baptist. The book was reasonably polished, but as this was a 1st dr I very much liked reading this book. When faced with what she saw as a mountain of evidence, she felt compelled to change her position by what she believed to be the truth.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. When he went back to his place of residence, he received a message from someone seeking to hire him, and an address to reach him.

Sergei Kourdakov and the Quest for Truth

One thing that I really enjoyed were the first two chapters. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The Persecutor was a fantastic read of an atheist, leader of the Communist Youth League and leader of a secret police force that performed over raids on believers. I really appreciate this blog entry and the attention given to some of the details in Forgive Me Sergei. My book was cleared for publication by the Department of Defense after nearly two months.


During his months at sea, Sergei often secretly listened to Russian broadcasts of Voice of America as well as religious broadcasts. As further torture and humiliation, the bleeding young girls of the group were stripped naked and driven in that state to the police station, an act greatly disapproved of by Ivan Azarov because everything conducted by the squad needed to be done in secret, and that doing something like that could turn the people against the police. She also appeared to have been interviewed in order to determine if she had been aware of persecutions.

I base this partially on this: It rings with sincerity and is a very believable account. Apr 29, April rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bought it and immediately really, I was reading while walking on my way from the bookstore to the train station begin to read it. Trust this information provides some level of edification!

Lots of us re-imagine, invent, or glorify episodes from our past, perhaps some more than others. While Sergei Kourdakov identified himself as an Evangelical Christian during his time living in North America to the point of his death, Father Sergius Shukin, an Orthodox priest, claimed that during an interview Kourdakov revealed to him that he was an Orthodox Christian.

By the time he was at the hospital, he had entered a deep sleep. If he were a fraud, WHY would he risk his life to perpetuate that fraud?


Combine all this with the other inconsistencies and fabrications that Caroline Walker has uncovered, and the result is a highly unreliable source of accurate information in the person of Sergei Kourdakov.

Does not make any sense.

Forgive Me, Natasha by Kourdakov, Sergei

However, it turned out that much more menacing enemies to the state came in the form of Believers — and interestingly, not religious people per se, since religion and the church could be managed well enough, but people who believed in God.

Sergei bought into the lie that was sold to him: Overall this book is very engaging and inspiring. To Caroline, I just finished the book The Persecutor.

The film then flashes to his interview. Your relationship with God is a private one. Jan 07, Jeff Shelnutt rated it liked it Shelves: I am so glad that I never sold that screenplay and made a killing off of a lie so that I could keep believing a lie.

As an adult he participated in dozens of raids that sometimes ended in death. I was greatly disappointed the hear to the inconsistencies with his story and would really like to know where the truth lies. Things had not been as extreme by far as illustrated in the book. Inshe read The Persecutor while on a mission trip to Siberia.