I found this on Spirit Daily. It saddens me because it seems to me that the one thing that Russia could use is an authentic encounter with Christ. There seems to be a lot of lingering hostility to Christianity in the old Soviet Republic due to allegations (and verifications) of Orthodox clergy collaborating with the KGB. The old animosities has to go somewhere and unfortunately, these innocent men were the recipients.
Pray for this order of missionaries, and pray for a reconciliation of all hearts.