Sasha Tsutserov remembers well the luxurious life he once lived as a former member of the KGB.

In 1991, as the Soviet Union was disintegrating, Tsutserov was converting to Christianity. By July 1993, he had been baptized, and the transformation was complete.

As a convert, he had to give up his salary, the traveling allowances he enjoyed, the paid groceries — perks that the average Russian lived without.

Yet, he doesn’t regret leaving that life behind.

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