Alex Atamanenko
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Although many in my family both in Russia and in Ukraine suffered under Communism, I would like to dedicate this tribute to my grandfather, Rafael Voetsky. Rev. Rafael Voetsky was a Russian Orthodox military chaplain at the outbreak of the revolution. He was taken at gunpoint from his wife and five children never to be seen from again. My grandmother and her children had to flee her community of Nikolaevsk on the Amur in order to escape a similar fate.