Russia: Interview with a nameless wife.

Interview with Mrs' Tolya - Russian Jehovah's Witness

Jw.org, the official website of Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of New York, released a video entitled ‘Interviews: Five Sisters Recall Police Raids in Ufa, Russia‘ in October 2020. The interviews revolve around five Russian women who have experienced religious persecution for their beliefs. The women are not biological sisters, but rather women who are baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses. They are sisters in a religious sense.

The full video is 5 minutes and 30 seconds long. Curiously, 3 minutes and 8 seconds of the interview is devoted to an unidentified woman whose husband’s name is Anatoly, or Tolya. Her testimony is interspersed with brief clips from four other women, all of whom are not identified.

Full video as presented on jw.org

For several reasons these interviews seem more like cult propaganda than examples of persecution. Firstly, we do not get to know the identity of the interviewees. We do not get to hear the questions from the interviewer. Thirdly, the interviews switch between interviewees so that its impossible to understand what is really going on. Fourthly, it is evident from the source material that a lot of what was discussed has been cut from the final clip; without knowing the full story, we are left with a lot of questions.

To help understand the interview of the main character, the nameless wife of Brother Vilitkevich, we have joined all the segments of her interview together. Please take the time to listen to her testimony and if you have any questions after listening, please make use of the comments section below.

Mrs Vilitkevich’s interview with an unknown Watch Tower representative.

Update:

Based on a comment from one of our readers, the name of the lady being interviewed is Alyona Vilitkevich. This can be ascertained by accessing JW-Russia.org, a website maintained by Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania.

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7 thoughts on “Russia: Interview with a nameless wife.

  1. This is purely cult propaganda not examples of persecution. The unidentified four women were only used to reinforce that propaganda nothing more.

  2. Most videos such as this one are produced by Jw org for nothing more than propaganda to keep witnesses condition to believe they are victims of a cruel word that’s out to get them.

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