Voice Of The Persecuted has reported that an estimated 50,000 Syrian Christians are trying to apply for Russian citizenship.
In a letter sent to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the group said they are not yet planning on fleeing from Syria, but will if they are threatened with death from Islamic terrorists.
The letter says that Western-backed terrorists are prepared to go to any lengths to wipe Christians from Syria. They now see Russia as the guarantor of “peace and stability” in their country.
According to the Christians: “We will be under the protection of Russia if we face the threat of being physically eliminated by terrorists.”
As Voice Of The Persecuted Reports:
About 50,000 Syrians put their signatures under the address – medics, engineers, lawyers and businessmen residing in the Kalamoun area near Damascus. The fact that so many people signed the letter throws weight behind it, but on the other hand it makes things more complicated for Russia, said Sergei Sergeichev, a senior fellow at the Institute for Middle East Studies in Moscow.
“Not that it puts us in an awkward situation, but it sort of diverts the Russian Foreign Ministry’s efforts as the ministry is obliged to react to that address”, says Sergeichev. “We cannot say ‘no’ to those people. But if we say ‘yes’ and then something happens, then we will have to evacuate huge numbers of Russian citizens. And it doesn’t matter whether those are people solely with Russian citizenship or they have two passports – Russian and Syrian. If the president orders evacuation, they will have to be evacuated, which is a very complicated rescue operation.”
It is tragic that Russia, known for its history of atheism and persecution of Christians around the world should now be looked to as the protector of Syrian Christians. This, while the Obama Administration and other western nations are openly supporting Islamic terrorists who are seeking to kill Christians in Syria and oust President Assad. The world, has indeed, been turned upside down by Obama and his Islamist friends around the world.