Although the Western church knows little of these ventures, Russian Orthodoxy in fact has a rich missionary heritage. There have been instances of great courage, passion, and cultural sensitivity in Orthodox attempts to bring the Gospel to the Muslim peoples. I outline here some of the context and features of these missionary endeavors.
Johnstone, David M., "Czarist Missionary Contact with Central Asia: Models of Contextualization?" (2007). Staff Publications - Student Life. 13.