Who Is Russia in Bible Prophecy? – KELLY MCDONALD CHARISMA NEWS

Russian President Putin meets with U.S. Secretary of State Kerry in Moscow
Russian President Putin meets with U.S. Secretary of State Kerry in Moscow. (REUTERS/Vasily Maximov)

Who Is Russia in Bible Prophecy?

Russia has been a major player in end-time world events starting with World War I. It was the Bolshevik revolution in 1917 that opened the way for Russia to become communist. This had a tremendous impact on World War II and directly caused the Cold War. Russia has spread communism all over the world, and the effects of its Cold War influence are still felt today.
They are one of the world’s leading oil and gas producers. They are the largest nation in terms of land mass on planet earth. Due to the large expanse of their nation and the types of peoples it covers, they will be found in various places in the Bible.
The Assyrian Historian A.H. Sayce notes that the names of peoples called the “Tubla and Muska” were found in ancient inscriptions in Northern Iraq (A.H. Sayce, The Races of the Old Testament, 1893. pg. 48). Herodotus also mentions these peoples together as the Moschi and the Tiberani (Book 3:94). The geographer Strabo, writing in the early first century A.D., discusses the Moschi Mountains as extending from lower Armenia and into Albania (Strabo, Book XI, Chapter 2,12). Strabo did not do much research north of this area. These people groups eventually migrated north into the nation we call Russia.
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