Lutherans in Russia since 1990

  title={Lutherans in Russia since 1990},
  author={Gerd Stricker},
  journal={Religion, State \& Society},
  pages={101 - 113}
  • G. Stricker
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • History
  • Religion, State & Society
Origins Lutherans formed the most important Protestant group in the Russian Empire. As early as the mid-sixteenth century Tsar Ivan IV, 'the Terrible', called numerous weapon smiths, fortification designers, officers, artists and architects to Moscow from German lands, settling them in the 'German suburb' (Nemetskaya sloboda). With the tsar's permission the first Lutheran church in Russia was established in Moscow in 1576.' Baltic territories with a compact Lutheran population (Latvians… 
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