Russell?  Speak Russian?

No way!

But Russian speakers across the Mid-East can hear “Into His Likeness” by satellite courtesy of a doctor in D.C. who originally hailed from Uzbekistan.

For many years Nick Talanin has translated manuscripts, sometimes with his mother’s help, so that a Russian speaker anywhere could get on a list to receive printed material by getting on the mailing list. 

Now he’s also the voice of the radio programs. Our own San Antonio helper, Jolene, a former high school Russian teacher, checks the translations to be sure that the American way of saying things translates into what is really meant. (References to American football may need a bit of help!)

No doubt one of the real heroes in getting the Russian to air is our tech guy, Steve. He doesn’t speak Russian, but he’s so good at making this work that he and Jolene get on the phone for an hour or so after the kids are in bed, and voila!  He gets the sound divided just as it should be.