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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Swedish Hostages Alive

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- A Swedish church has received a videotape of the young Swedish missionaries kidnapped in southern Russia last month, indicating they are still alive, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said Monday.

"We have signs they are still alive. That's all I can say about the content of the video," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Annika Thunborg said.

The pair, Daniel and Paulina Brolin of Vasteras, Sweden, were reported missing on the night of Jan. 8 by a Russian colleague.

The Vasteras church is the main driving force behind efforts to locate the two Swedes, Thunborg said.