Language:  Russian

Population of Groups Speaking

136,274,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

111

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Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Alutor Russia 2,000 2,000 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Belarusian Kazakhstan 87,000 9,394,000 Christianity 72.00 % 1.30 % -
 Chinese, general Russia 30,000 15,472,000 Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.70 % -
 Chuvan Russia 1,600 2,200 Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Enets, Yenisei Samoyed Russia 200 200 Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Finnish Kazakhstan 700 5,676,000 Christianity 84.00 % 12.00 % -
 German Kazakhstan 209,000 66,447,000 Christianity 66.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek Kazakhstan 14,000 10,226,000 Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Itelmen Russia 3,300 3,300 Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.94 % 1
Izhor, Ingrian Russia 300 1,100 Christianity 70.00 % 0.80 % -
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-speaking Kazakhstan 4,200 650,000 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Karaite Russia 200 1,800 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Russian Canada 101,000 1,600,000 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Jew, Russian United States 654,000 1,600,000 Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 13
 Jew, Russian Israel 684,000 1,600,000 Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.80 % 14
 Jew, Russian Russia 160,000 1,600,000 Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.80 % 3
 Jew, Russian Turkmenistan 700 1,600,000 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kamchadal Russia 2,000 2,000 Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Karelian Kazakhstan 600 76,000 Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
Kereks Russia 400 400 Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Korean Kazakhstan 183,000 81,098,000 Non-Religious 31.00 % 16.00 % -
 Negidal, Nizovsk Russia 500 500 Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Nganasan, Tavgi Samoyed Russia 900 900 Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Orochi Russia 600 1,500 Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Orok Russia 300 1,200 Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Romani, Domari Kazakhstan 6,400 3,554,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Domari Tajikistan 3,200 3,554,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Romani, Ruska Roma Russia 209,000 209,000 Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
 Russian Argentina 32,000 133,795,000 Christianity 70.00 % 0.40 % -
 Russian Australia 27,000 133,795,000 Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
 Russian Austria 33,000 133,795,000 Christianity 70.00 % 0.40 % -
 Russian Belgium 62,000 133,795,000 Christianity 70.00 % 0.30 % -
 Russian Bulgaria 9,300 133,795,000 Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Russian Chile 1,900 133,795,000 Christianity 60.00 % 0.80 % -
 Russian Cuba 1,000 133,795,000 Christianity 65.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Denmark 5,800 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Ireland 4,100 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Afghanistan 900 133,795,000 Non-Religious 31.00 % 0.30 % -
 Russian Azerbaijan 130,000 133,795,000 Christianity 58.00 % 0.40 % -
 Russian Armenia 12,000 133,795,000 Christianity 62.00 % 0.80 % -
 Russian Belarus 707,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 0.50 % -
 Russian Brazil 144,000 133,795,000 Christianity 63.00 % 2.00 % -
 Russian Canada 112,000 133,795,000 Christianity 70.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Ethiopia 1,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Finland 31,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian France 130,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian China 23,000 133,795,000 Christianity 55.00 % 0.50 % -
 Russian Cyprus 11,000 133,795,000 Christianity 66.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Egypt 2,000 133,795,000 Christianity 66.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Estonia 308,000 133,795,000 Christianity 60.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Czechia 14,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Germany 227,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Croatia 1,200 133,795,000 Non-Religious 35.00 % 0.30 % -
 Russian Hungary 13,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Italy 31,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Georgia 26,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Greece 12,000 133,795,000 Christianity 65.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Iran 2,700 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Kyrgyzstan 345,000 133,795,000 Christianity 62.00 % 3.00 % -
 Russian Korea, North 5,200 133,795,000 Christianity 66.90 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Korea, South 17,000 133,795,000 Christianity 75.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Montenegro 1,000 133,795,000 Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
 Russian Monaco 400 133,795,000 Christianity 70.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Mexico 2,300 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Kazakhstan 3,814,000 133,795,000 Christianity 55.00 % 1.23 % -
 Russian Latvia 452,000 133,795,000 Christianity 65.00 % 1.45 % -
 Russian Lithuania 141,000 133,795,000 Christianity 66.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Slovakia 3,200 133,795,000 Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Moldova 110,000 133,795,000 Christianity 75.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Mongolia 2,900 133,795,000 Christianity 78.00 % 1.00 % -
 Russian Netherlands 7,200 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Norway 23,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian New Zealand 6,300 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Morocco 900 133,795,000 Christianity 68.00 % 1.00 % -
 Russian Mozambique 4,800 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Paraguay 900 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Peru 1,700 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Poland 22,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Portugal 4,100 133,795,000 Christianity 77.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Slovenia 30,000 133,795,000 Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Russian Spain 55,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Svalbard 1,200 133,795,000 Christianity 85.00 % 1.80 % -
 Russian Sweden 9,200 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Serbia 3,600 133,795,000 Christianity 72.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Russia 117,301,000 133,795,000 Christianity 65.00 % 1.47 % -
 Russian Syria 2,800 133,795,000 Christianity 66.00 % 1.00 % -
 Russian Switzerland 10,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Tajikistan 27,000 133,795,000 Christianity 61.00 % 1.50 % -
 Russian Turkey 37,000 133,795,000 Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian United Kingdom 29,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian United States 791,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Uruguay 14,000 133,795,000 Christianity 73.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Turkmenistan 165,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 0.80 % -
 Russian Ukraine 7,441,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 2.43 % -
 Russian Uzbekistan 760,000 133,795,000 Christianity 68.00 % 1.57 % -
 Russian Venezuela 4,700 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian West Bank / Gaza 800 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian Yemen 12,000 133,795,000 Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 % -
 Russian, Lipovan Romania 21,000 133,795,000 Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Saami, Kildin Russia 400 500 Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 % -
Saami, Ter Russia 400 400 Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 % -
 Tatar, Chulym Russia 400 400 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Taz Russia 300 300 Non-Religious 5.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Tofalar Russia 800 800 Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Turk, Meskhetian Kazakhstan 48,000 281,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk, Meskhetian Russia 62,000 281,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Udege Russia 1,500 1,500 Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Ukrainian Tajikistan 1,300 36,945,000 Christianity 77.00 % 3.00 % -
Vod, Votish Russia Unknown Unknown Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 % -
Yukagir Russia 1,600 1,600 Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Yupik, Naukan Russia 500 500 Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.80 % 1
  Totals:  111           27     55
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Arab, Uzbeki Tajikistan 5,100 23,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian Kyrgyzstan 800 6,276,000 Christianity 93.03 % 9.00 % -
 Avar Kazakhstan 1,400 840,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani Kyrgyzstan 21,000 10,033,000 Islam 1.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Azerbaijani Kazakhstan 99,000 10,033,000 Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 2
 Balkar Kyrgyzstan 1,400 117,000 Islam 2.03 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir Kyrgyzstan 900 1,711,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bashkir Kazakhstan 24,000 1,711,000 Islam 3.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Bulgarian Kyrgyzstan 500 6,831,000 Christianity 77.84 % 1.90 % -
 Bulgarian Kazakhstan 4,900 6,831,000 Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Buriat, Russian Kazakhstan 700 472,000 Buddhism 12.00 % 0.80 % -
 Chechen Kyrgyzstan 1,700 1,728,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general Kyrgyzstan 1,000 15,472,000 Buddhism 4.43 % 2.00 % 1
 Chinese, general Tajikistan 1,000 15,472,000 Non-Religious 10.00 % 0.00 % -
 Chuvash Kazakhstan 8,200 1,510,000 Christianity 35.00 % 1.00 % -
 Dargin Kyrgyzstan 2,400 459,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dungan Kyrgyzstan 74,000 152,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dungan Kazakhstan 68,000 152,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Estonian Kazakhstan 1,000 1,084,000 Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Gagauzi Turk Kazakhstan 500 176,000 Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
 Georgian Kyrgyzstan 600 3,511,000 Christianity 77.05 % 0.40 % -
 Georgian Kazakhstan 6,000 3,511,000 Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 % -
 Godoberi Russia 3,100 3,100 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Kazakhstan 4,400 885,311,000 Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hui, Muslim Chinese Kyrgyzstan 2,000 14,178,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ishkashimi Tajikistan 1,700 4,900 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalmyk-Oirat Kyrgyzstan 3,800 653,000 Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karachai Kyrgyzstan 1,700 253,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kazakh Kyrgyzstan 36,000 15,888,000 Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 1
 Kazakh Kazakhstan 12,199,000 15,888,000 Islam 0.10 % 0.07 % 244
 Kazakh Tajikistan 800 15,888,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Komi-Permyat Kazakhstan 600 99,000 Christianity 45.00 % 1.50 % -
 Korean Tajikistan 800 81,098,000 Non-Religious 23.00 % 12.00 % -
 Kulobi Tajikistan 848,000 848,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 17
 Kurd, Kurmanji Kyrgyzstan 16,000 15,960,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji Russia 24,000 15,960,000 Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Kyrgyz Kyrgyzstan 4,804,000 5,801,000 Islam 0.09 % 0.09 % 96
 Kyrgyz Kazakhstan 32,000 5,801,000 Islam 4.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Kyrgyz Tajikistan 71,000 5,801,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lezgin Kyrgyzstan 2,700 665,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lezgin Kazakhstan 3,600 665,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lithuanian Kazakhstan 5,100 2,794,000 Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 % -
 Mari, Eastern Kazakhstan 4,600 157,000 Christianity 55.00 % 0.50 % -
 Mari, High Russia 24,000 24,000 Christianity 90.00 % 0.00 % -
 Mingrelian Russia 600 310,000 Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 % -
 Moldavian Kazakhstan 15,000 3,865,000 Christianity 82.00 % 1.00 % -
 Mordvinian Kazakhstan 9,100 106,000 Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 % -
 Polish Kazakhstan 37,000 41,120,000 Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Romani, Domari Kyrgyzstan 600 3,554,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Selkup, Ostyak Samoyed Russia 3,700 3,700 Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.70 % 1
 South Asian, general Russia 36,000 12,253,000 Hinduism 3.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Tajik Kyrgyzstan 58,000 10,155,000 Islam 0.09 % 0.09 % 1
 Tajik Kazakhstan 39,000 10,155,000 Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Tajik Tajikistan 7,276,000 10,155,000 Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 146
 Tatar Kyrgyzstan 27,000 6,364,000 Islam 0.42 % 0.04 % 1
 Tatar Kazakhstan 230,000 6,364,000 Islam 0.70 % 0.09 % 5
 Tatar Russia 5,415,000 6,364,000 Islam 3.00 % 0.49 % 108
 Tatar Tajikistan 8,000 6,364,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tatar, Khakass Kazakhstan 400 76,000 Christianity 55.00 % 1.00 % -
 Turk Kyrgyzstan 45,000 63,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk, Meskhetian Kyrgyzstan 24,000 281,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turkmen Kyrgyzstan 5,100 8,047,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Udmurt Kazakhstan 7,500 581,000 Christianity 60.00 % 0.40 % -
 Ukrainian Kazakhstan 468,000 36,945,000 Christianity 60.00 % 3.80 % -
 Ulchi Russia 2,800 2,800 Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Uyghur Kyrgyzstan 59,000 12,453,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uzbek, Northern Kyrgyzstan 964,000 31,315,000 Islam 0.18 % 0.18 % 19
 Uzbek, Northern Kazakhstan 534,000 31,315,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
 Uzbek, Northern Tajikistan 1,148,000 31,315,000 Islam 0.14 % 0.13 % 23
 Yazidi Russia 41,000 737,000 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  70           47     708

Language Alternate Names
Central Asian Russian
Eluosi
Krievu
Okhu-in
Olossu
Rosiys'kyy
Rosiysʹkyy
Rossiya
Rosyjski
Rusija
Rusijos
Russ
Russit
Russki

Dialects
Central Asia
Doukhobour Russian
North Russian
Siberia
South Russian

Dialect Alternate Names
Russian: Central Asia
Russian: Doukhobour Russian
Russian: Siberia

Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1815-1993
New Testament 1821-1991
Complete Bible 1680-2016
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Resource Link
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Central Asian (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Holy Synod (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Russian
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Four Spiritual Laws
General General Ministry Resources
General Got Questions Ministry
General Open-licensed Bible stories on mobile app
General Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Biblica's Russian
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Synodal Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Synodal Bible (Protestant Version)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Новый Завет: Современный перевод
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter The Ancient Path (Russian)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets


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