Apostles Recall Historic Sermon by Ezra Taft Benson in Moscow

Amid their meetings with members and missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia and Ukraine this week, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency and Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles paused for a tour of a historic Baptist church in Moscow that hosted another senior Church leader nearly 50 years ago.

On Tuesday, 2 June, President Uchtdorf and Elder Andersen visited the Central Baptist Church, a 200-year-old structure located near Moscow’s Red Square. The two leaders were escorted through the historic building by Vitaly Vlasenko, director of external relations for the Union of Evangelical Christian Baptists of Russia, and Pastor Sergey Zolotarevsky.

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