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==After the War==
After spending some time in a displaced persons camp, Gleb Rahr ended up in back in Hamburg and served as secretary to [[Nathaniel (Lvov) of Vienna|Bishop Nathaniel]]. Here he was also ordained a subdeacon. By the end of 1947, he was working at a publisher of Russian materials in Frankfurt am Main. From 1949-1950, he and his family lived in Casablanca, in (French-occupied) Morocco, where he worked at an architecture firm and continued to be involved with Church life. From 1950, Rahr worked for the NTS in West Germany, and from West Berlin he attempted to spread anti-communist propaganda into East Germany. He was a particpant in the in the "Big Four" talks of 1954 in [[w:Berlin Conference (1954)|Berlin]] and [[w:Geneva Conference (1954)|Geneva]] as well as the 1957 Pan-American Conference for the Protection of the Continent, located in Lima, Peru. His area of expertise was the fate of the Church and its faithful in Russia. In 1954, under the alias of Alexei Vetrov, he wrote the Russian-languge book "Plenennaja Zerkow" (The Church in Bondage), describing the situation of the Church in the Soviet Union.
In 1957, Rahr, now married, moved to Taiwan with his wife to work at the NTS radio station "Free Russia" there. With only about 100 Orthodox faithful on the island at that time, there was no consecrated Orthodox church, so most services were conducted in the Rahr home. In September of 1958, [[Ireney (Bekish) of New York|Archbishop Ireney, then Archbishop of Japan]], visited Taiwan, and conducted services there.
From 1974-1995, Rahr worked for Radio Liberty in Munich. He led programs going into the Soviet Union of religious nature along with the programs "The Baltic Lighthouse", "Russia Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow", and "Not from Bread Alone." For many in the Soviet Union, these radio programs were the only opportunity to get truthful information about the plight of the Russian Orthodox Church.
 
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