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The first biography in Russian of the Founder of Opus Dei

The Life and Work of Blessed Josemaria Escriva is the title of the first biography of the Founder of Opus Dei in Russian, issued in October with an initial printing of 2000 copies. The author is Evgeny Pazukhin, a writer, philosopher and journalist. A member of the Russian Orthodox Church, he worked for more than twenty years during the Communist era secretly promoting Russian Christian culture through debates, conferences, periodicals and books.

The author wrote the biography because he was deeply moved by Blessed Josemaria’s message, after he chanced to read some of his works. The book, directed to his fellow Russians, is aimed at establishing a dialogue with those who, like himself, have lived in a society devoid of freedom and now find themselves in a period charged with uncertainty and unrest, but also with great hope.

Romana, No. 31, July-December 2000, pag. 269.