PRAYER REQUEST FOR GRIEVING PARENTS AND THEIR DAUGHTER
- Greetings in the Lord Jesus Christ, on this first day of Great Lent!
This message is about a Russian mail-order bride from Kyrgzystan who was
murdered by her American husband and/or a live-in roommate last
September. Her body was not found until December.
Anastasia Solovieva-King was finally buried on Forgiveness Sunday,
Februrary 25, 2001, at Floral Hills Cemetery in Lynnwood, Washington, with
a Russian Orthodox Christian funeral.
Please pray for Anastasia and her grieving parents, Alla and Anatolyi
Soloviev, who are staying in Snohomish County, and who want to be near
their daughter's grave site. They are very distraught, and they still face
the murder trial. They will be staying at least through the trial;
however, since they could not return Anastasia's body to their Country
without having her cremated, according to international law, they wish to
be able to remain in the United States, to be near her grave site, and to
be buried next to her when they die. She was their only child.
The parents have met many of Anastasia's friends from the Seattle area and
wish to remain with them to know better the people that she knew, and to
know the place where she was living before she was killed. Already, they
have grown to love these people and others from this area who are trying to
help them through this difficult time.
The Solovievs are musicians who teach piano and direct the Bishkek Music
Conservatory. If they remain in the U. S., they wish to continue to teach
Russian-speaking children. When they learn English well enough, they will
also be able to teach other Americans.
Their daughter, Anastasia, was a very talented and accomplished pianist and
composer/arranger. While being married to her American husband, she was
working two different jobs and putting herself through the University of
Washington, with plans eventually to get a law degree.
Among her many grieving friends, are those with whom she worked and went to
school in Seattle.
There is a web site dedicated to Anastasia, where you can see pictures of
her and her parents (the black and white with the mountains, and they are
holding flowers), and with her husband's parents, as well, in
Seattle. Also, there are news article links where you can learn more
regarding the murder case.
We are also requesting letters to be sent to the INS asking that the
parents, Alla and Anatolyi Soloviev, be granted immigrant status and be
allowed to stay in the United States. Please write to the Seattle, WA,
office of the INS, to:
Mr. Robert Coleman
U.S. Immigration and
1000 Second Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104
Kyrgzystan is a Country where Russians are treated as second-class
citizens, and are not allowed to hold any government positions. It is a
very poverty-stricken Country and there is much suffering from disease and
lack of food and a low standard of living.
Thank you, and God bless!
Russian-American Information Services
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