Orthodox America

  The Cry of the New Martyrs – Pray (Tatiana Shchipkova)

    Information from reliable, sources in the Soviet Union indicates that Tatiana Shchipkova, 53, has had to take a job as a cleaner since she completed a three-year term(January 1983) in labor camps for taking part in the Christian Seminar (see "OA", August, 1981). An outstanding specialist in Romance languages, Tatiana was dismissed from her academic post when her connection with the Seminar became known. She was tried and sent to labor camps despite the fact that she is suffering from advanced glaucoma, an eye disease which leads to blindness without proper treatment.                (KNS No. 188)