Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia (ELCIR)
The history of Lutheranism among the Ingrian people dates back to 1611. The Communist Revolution led to a period of persecution for Lutherans in Russia. Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the ELCIR officially received state recognition in 1992.
|Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia
191186 St. Petersburg
Great Stables, 8
|Baptized Members: 18,000|
|Bishop: Rev. Ivan Laptev|
- The Theological Institute of ELCIR