It grieves me to report that my dear friend and longtime translator Yuri died this evening on his way to church in Minsk. He leaves his wife Elena and his college-student son Vadim. He also leaves a huge hole in our lives, where his passion, his humor, his brilliant talent for language, and his enormous love for God made such a wonderful impact in the world. Rest in peace, beautiful friend.
Yuri Smirnov, 1960-2015
Updated: Sep 6, 2019