The regime will do anything to stay in power, so no religious activities outside state-controlled institutions are allowed. The Russian Orthodox Church has more freedoms, but evangelical Christianity is seen as a destabilizing element that needs to be eradicated. Churches live in fear of raids, termination of services, confiscation of literature, and the imposition of heavy fines, which are frequent and increasing. Church members face harassment, detention and arrest for holding private prayer meetings or possessing illegal literature.
- That God will strengthen and encourage persecuted Christians who are under pressure on many fronts
- That larger Christian groups will find ways to gather for worship or training
- For Tohar Haydarov, imprisoned in 2010 for ten years, on trumped-up charges.