Soviet Union: Adam and Evesky

Adam and Evesky

"It's a new day in the Soviet Union," said Hannu Haukka, president of a Finnish religious broadcasting company. Holy understatement! He had just signed a contract with Soviet television to air Bible-based cartoons, right before the evening news.

The cartoons are being supplied free of charge by the U.S.-based Christian Broadcasting Network, which has been smuggling the tapes into the Soviet Union for several years. Last spring a Leningrad news team filmed a short segment of children watching one of the videos for a documentary, and this month the shows will begin broadcasting nationwide.

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