Siberian Seven

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The Siberian Seven refers to a family of persecuted Pentecostals in the Soviet Union who took up residency in the US embassy in Moscow.[1] The Vashchenko family, originally from Chernogorsk, Siberia, stayed there from June 1978 to June 1983[2] before they were allowed to leave to Israel on a tourist visa and eventually settling in the United States[3]

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  1. ^ "At Last, the Promised Land". People. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Ned Temko (June 26, 1981). "Siberian seven' begin 4th year as 'guests' of US Embassy in Moscow". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "16 SIBERIAN PENTECOSTALS END A TRIP TO FREEDOM". New York Times. July 21, 1983. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 

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