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Generations: The Russian Divide

Generations: The Russian Divide

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Credit KSMU Radio
Anfisa Kolotovskaya was born in Siberia and spent many years worshipping in secret as a Pentecostal; today, she lives in rural southern Missouri.
The Ozarks region called out to Russian-speaking immigrant families after the fall of the Iron Curtain; many of the individuals who settled here left behind them years of persecution and worshipping in secret.

Now, their community is experiencing growth as a second generation emerges. The series "Generations" investigates the social and political challenges between old and young in this unique immigrant community.

The series is reported by Missouri State University journalism students as part of their International Reporting class, taught by KSMU contributor and MSU Journalist-in-Residence Jennifer Moore.  "Generations"  airs on Ozarks Public Radio the week of December 11 at 7:45 AM, and will be archived below.