Russia Global Partnership
In November 2008, leaders of the Baltimore-Washington Conference and the Eurasia Area signed a covenant for “mutual learning, support and mission development.”
The covenant links the 641 area American churches with the 17 churches of the Black Soil District, which lies 350 miles south of Moscow, spans 400 miles and represents “the heartland of Russian Methodism.”
The Black Soil District is one of two large districts in the Southern Russia Conference. The district is the size of Texas and includes major cities like Voronezh, with 1.2 million residents, and Volgagrad, formerly Stalingrad.