P.O. Box 200
Aid to Russian Christians is an interdenominational charity stablished in 1973 by Keston College with the purpose of aiding persecuted Christians in the Soviet Union. Today, ARC activities do not focus solely on Russian Christians, but also on Moldovan orphans, Georgian refugees, Armenian street children, Belarusian hospitals, Nuclear disaster victims, Disabled Ukrainian children, Russian prisoners, Central Asian churches, Caucasian War Victims, and Baltic Christians. In short, they focus on numerous humanitiarian efforts across the former Soviet Union. ARC gives aid to needy people of any denomination or ethnic group. They are involved in every aspect of their programs from start to finish: raising funds, acquiring goods, and the distributing aid.
ARC provides aid in three forms: Christian literature from bibles to children's books. Medical aid including medicines, vitamins, pain killers, antibiotics, wheelchairs and medical equipment. Humanitarian aid such as food, clothing, toiletries, bedsheets and blankets and educational toys.
ARC sells a variety of gifts and Christmas and "all occasion" cards to benefit their efforts. To the right are a few examples of their 1996 Christmas cards. All profits from the sale of these cards go directly to the ARC. For further information and a free newsletter, please contact ARC using the information provided above.
Last updated: January 1997
A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).