From the Church

All foreign Latter-day Saint volunteers have been moved out of Russia

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On Friday, February 25, Church spokesperson Sam Penrod told Church News that the Church currently has no foreign full-time volunteers in Russia.

“I can confirm that as of mid-February, approximately 50 young volunteers have taken assignments outside of Russia, given the recent recommendation of many foreign governments advising against travel to Russia,” he told Church News.

“Local church meetings and services remain under the direction of local members, who serve as lay leaders in their congregations. The message of peace, love, and hope in our Savior Jesus Christ continues to be lived and practiced in strict observance of all legal regulations.”

The move came the month after the Church temporarily reassigned full-time missionaries serving in Ukraine on January 24, 2022.

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You can read Church News’s full coverage of the statement here.

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