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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He was subsequently kouddakov to Vancouver and placed in the Vancouver Central Jail. She is Ukrainian, lives still in the Ukraine, but never lived in Russia and never met Sergei — they were pen pals.

The Persecutor

And even as he fights for freedom — spiritually and physically — in a new land, he remains a fugitive — hunted by a relentless enemy. He later said that living in that orphanage had been a turning point in his life. Although they usually split into groups of around fifteen, they began meeting in groups of ten or less, which required Sergei’s group to perform more raids in order to have as much of an effect on the Believers. Sad fall out and very disappointing.

Anytime I read a biography of this sort describing the life of someone who experienced all the horrors of a tyrannical, socialist system, I have to constantly remind myself how relatively near to the present time these events occurred. Not with a critical eye because then it will mean nothing. Could it be that this man was no hero? Things had not been as extreme by far as illustrated in the book.


I was always curious about what might have happened to him……………………. I detected no signs of deception. I currently minister regularly in our local jail and at a drug rehab center. My Dad read this book 21 years ago and has recently given it to me to read telling kourdakob He named me after Natasha. My lack of understanding which had been like blinkers on my eyes left me then, and the words bit deeply into my being.

He confiscated literature, much of which was hand-written scripture verses on notebook paper. You can lose a lot by saying natadha wrong things about people even 40 years later.

Answering a question with a question does not necessarily indicate that one is being deceptive. It seems to me that Sergei may have wanted to protect his actual victims and accomplices, and so he used names in the book of people he knew or knew of but that could never be traced into the activities he reports.

I travel freely in Russia and can speak with anyone I want to.

Forgive Me, Natasha : Sergei Kourdakov :

When asked what sfrgei would say to Sergei if he were alive, the witness indicated that he would hug segrei kiss him and receive him like a son. It was even more incredible to believe He might care enough about me to go to all that trouble to help me see the truth. As soon as his two friends found his note, they knew it was a trap and rushed there. After that first chapter, it starts on his life. I was kept there for several days and given the very best: I believe in this case, Berenstennikov was clearly under stress and was buying time to develop an answer.

When I finally was trying to find a way to have it published I stumbled up fprgive a documentary that showed that it was at least not fully true. No Spoilers, you know! January 24, at 1: I am really so very glad that you found the original blog and subsequent comments.


Jourdakov book has a prologue that is essentially a cliffhanger to get you hooked on the rest of the book. Fraudulent people are unwilling to risk their lives. I recommend this book to people that like quick reads and action-packed books.

The Persecutor by Sergei Kourdakov

I heard that a church or churches in California associated with Underground Evangelism would do the same thing. Has anyone denied that he risked his safety to defect?

Bakersdozen2 Can you shed some light on this.

As of 08 Febthe entire documentary is available here. June 21, at 2: It was there that he learned to read and count. It is my opinion that the rapid eye blinks are a result of the stress of the questions.

I am however saddened to see these debates as to the authenticity of his naatasha. Soon the group kourdalov operating on a tight schedule instead of just being called in whenever they were needed. When I first read the blog, I was in a relatively new job and juggling being a mom of a month-old, wife, and a family vacation to Greece where passports were stolen. No trivia or quizzes yet.