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Vladimir Shelkov (1895–1980) was a Christian preacher and Seventh-day Adventist leader in the former Soviet Union. He headed the Church of True and Free Seventh-day Adventists, which rejected any government interference in the activities.
In 1931 Shelkov was imprisoned for the first time by the Soviet regime and spent almost all his life in prisons and camps. His last confinement began in 1979, when a Soviet court in Tashkent sentenced him (then a delicate eighty-three-year-old man) to five years of hard labor camps.
He died in a labor camp Tabaga near Yakutsk in 1980.
- Marite Sapiets, "Shelkov and the True and Free Adventists". Spectrum 11:4 (June 1981)
- Daniel Heinz (1995). "Vladimir Shelkov". In Bautz, Traugott. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). 10. Herzberg: Bautz. cols. 1–3. ISBN 3-88309-062-X.
- Letter to the President of the USA Mr. JIMMY CARTER, to the Congress and the Senate from The All-USSR Council of the Church Of the True and Free Seventh-Day Adventists, "Memorial" society, March 1978
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