The Persecutor (alternatively titled Forgive Me Natasha or Sergei; known as El Esbirro in Spanish) is the autobiography of Sergei Kourdakov. It details his early . Forgive Me, Natasha by Sergei Kourdakov, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. According to Wikipedia, the book was translated into at least fourteen different languages, sometimes titled, Forgive me, Natasha. Millions of.

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And remember also that your relationship with God is not a bulletin board as many people like to try and flaunt their good works.

I could not imagine at the time that much good could come from uncovering a false story and humiliating myself, although I knew this scenario was possible. It required humility and faith in His goodness and love. If he were a fraud, WHY would he risk his life to perpetuate that fraud? What waited inside shocked Kourdakov. Click here to watch the interview. I decided that since I took their lives, I owed them a debt.

He says he did not know ‘how’ to pray, but expressed himself openly to God and found Him.

The interview may be given to us out of chronological order. During one of these raids, Kourdakov took particular notice of one of the Believers, Natasha Zhdanova, whom he at the time saw as particularly attractive.

However, Sergei declines, saying he needs to protect the identity of his friends in the orphanage. March 14, at Notify me of natashq comments via email.

Sergei Kourdakov

But, my pastor during that sermon was not referencing Sergei or any memoir or even thinking of me. Return to Book Page. He asked for prayer. There are obviously some elements to the story that hold true -bookended by his real ocean swim and his untimely death…. He gave a full report at a Christian Business Luncheon meeting that validated the harsh conditions. November 8, at This was exactly the opposite of what I expected.


Oct 17, AJ Maese rated it it was amazing.

An especially awful part for me was the numerous chapters where he is beating up Christians and breaking up secret church meetings.

Fear and intimidation were and are very much a factor of Russian life. We do not know what God intends and he can change all men through Nagasha the way he saved Paul or the way he saved Sergei.

Sergei Kourdakov and the Quest for Truth

And what moved Sergei in the end was not just the witness of the believers, but scripture itself, which came with power even to the heart of a man who was as godless and brutal as this.

This witness answered all questions directly, except those having to do with the KGB. Besides, observing Sergei in the film caused me to realize how big and bulky he was in real life and how frightened I would be if I ever natawha him in a dark alley kourdakob What actually happened to Natasha Zhdanova?

Soon the trawler was close enough to Los Angeles so that the city’s lights could be seen on the horizon.

Forgive Me, Natasha

It is a question that was asked to a lot of the interviewees, and one that I am grateful for having been asked. Should Churches Display the American Flag? He displayed many, very rapid eye blinks as the questions are being staged.


He soon discovered that the orphanage at Barysevo had a caste system -esque society created by the orphans, with “slaves” on the bottom, “lieutenants” in the middle, and the “king” at the top.

I was touched by 2 situations in this book. They were initially responsible for jobs like breaking up brawls in pubs, jobs where brutality was encouraged and the people they targeted often ended up beaten to a pulp. It’s a fine story.

The Persecutor by Sergei Kourdakov

December 16, at 2: This change of tense is a red flag, and may suggest that there had been a military base. Would love to find a copy and read it again.

Without knowing what question had been posed to this witness, it is very hard to put it in context. That they had no access to medical forbive or were prohibited from it. Sergei cultivated a great interest in Marxism-Leninismone that was not particularly shared with swrgei friends in his orphanage. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sergei soon befriended him and ordered any teasing towards him to stop. The video segment began with Nikivorov listening to a reading of The Persecutor. I just finished the book and stumbled across this article.