Russia and Bible Prophecy
More than three decades after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia is aggressively reasserting itself on the world stage, raising fears of a renewed Russian expansionism. How might this play out in Bible prophecy? The communist revolution that began in Russia more than 100 years ago ultimately swept up many nations in its grip. Russia’s influence on America and the rest of the world continues in ways few people realize or admit. Bible prophecy gives strong indication that Russia will play a significant role in end-time events. Recent actions in Ukraine follow a long history of imperialist oppression. Are these events leading the world back to the brink of nuclear extinction? In a lengthy prophetic outline of endtime events, Jesus Christ stated that in the last days before His return “there will be great tribulation, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now” (Matthew 24:22).