Country: Russia

Number of People Groups

170

People Groups Unreached

85

Total Population

137,624,000

Unreached Population

13,079,000

% Professing Christian

58.0%

% Evangelical

1.2 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Abaza 42,000 Abaza Islam 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Abkhaz 11,000 Abkhaz Christianity 70.0 % 0.1 %
 Adyghe 123,000 Adyghe Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Aghul 34,000 Aghul Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Akhvakh, Axvax 7,900 Akhvakh Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Akkin 97,000 Chechen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Aleut, Eastern 500 Aleut Christianity 60.0 % 0.6 %
Aleut, Mednyj 400 Aleut, Mednyj Christianity 70.0 % 0.6 %
 Altai, Oirot 73,000 Altai, Southern E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 2.1 %
Alutor 1,900 Alutor E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 1,500 English Christianity 75.0 % 22.0 %
Andalal 59,000 Avar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Andi, Qwannab 23,000 Andi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Antsukh 49,000 Avar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Arab, Uzbeki 9,400 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Archi, Archintsy 1,000 Archi Islam 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Armenian 1,161,000 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.7 %
 Assyrian 11,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
 Avar, Dagestani 895,000 Avar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Azerbaijani, North 592,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 3.0 % 0.2 %
Bagvalal 1,400 Bagvalal Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Balkar 105,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bashkir, Bashkort 1,555,000 Bashkort Islam 6.0 % 0.9 %
Batlukh 49,000 Avar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Belarusian 512,000 Belarusan Christianity 71.0 % 1.3 %
Bezhta 5,800 Bezhta Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Botlikh 4,800 Botlikh Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 British 900 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
 Bulgarian 24,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Buriat, Russian 453,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 14.0 % 1.0 %
Chamalal 4,800 Chamalal Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Chechen, Nohchi 1,308,000 Chechen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Chelkans 1,200 Russian E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Chirag / Amuq 2,900 Dargwa Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Chukchi, Chukot 16,000 Chukchi E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 0.7 %
 Chuvash, Bolgar 1,409,000 Chuvash Christianity 50.0 % 1.2 %
Cuban 700 Spanish Christianity 52.0 % 4.0 %
 Czech 1,900 Czech Non-Religious 26.0 % 0.7 %
 Darginian, Dargwa 398,000 Dargwa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Russian Sign Language Christianity 66.0 % 1.9 %
Digor 97,000 Ossetic Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Dolgan 7,700 Dolgan Christianity 60.0 % 0.9 %
 Dungan 1,600 Dungan Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Enets, Yenisei Samoyed 200 Enets, Forest E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.0 %
 Eskimo, Siberian 1,700 Yupik, Central Siberian E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 0.8 %
 Estonian 18,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.0 % 4.9 %
Even, Lamut 21,000 Even E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 0.8 %
 Ewenki, Tungus 38,000 Evenki E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.2 %
Finnish, Finn 20,000 Finnish Christianity 84.0 % 12.1 %
 French 1,400 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Gagauzi Turk 13,000 Gagauz Christianity 80.0 % 4.0 %
 Georgian, Ajari 155,000 Georgian Christianity 79.0 % 1.5 %
 German, Volga German 387,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
Ghunzib, Hunzib 1,900 Hunzib Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Gilyak, Nivkh 4,600 Gilyak E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.4 %
 Ginukh, Hinux 400 Hinukh Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Godoberi 400 Ghodoberi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Greek, Romeos 84,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Gypsy, Ruska Roma 201,000 Russian Christianity 60.0 % 2.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 28,000 Russian Non-Religious 6.0 % 5.7 %
 Hungarian 2,700 Hungarian Christianity 88.0 % 2.8 %
Ingrian, Izhor, Luzh 300 Ingrian Christianity 70.0 % 0.8 %
 Ingush, Galgai 297,000 Ingush Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Italian 1,300 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 1.1 %
Itelmen 3,100 Itelmen Christianity 75.0 % 0.6 %
Jakata, Jati 46,000 Jakati Islam 2.0 % 0.5 %
 Japanese 900 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
 Jew, Russian 154,000 Russian E Ethnic Religions 4.7 % 3.0 %
 Jewish Tat, Mountain Jews 1,600 Judeo-Tat E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Kabardian 507,000 Kabardian Islam 6.0 % 0.0 %
Kaitag 21,000 Dargwa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kalmyk-Oirat, Western Mongul 180,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karachai 186,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karaite, Karaim 200 Karaim E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karakalpak 1,400 Karakalpak Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Karata 6,200 Karata Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karelian, Norgorod 60,000 Karelian Christianity 60.0 % 5.0 %
 Kazakh 636,000 Kazakh Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Kereks 400 Russian E Ethnic Religions 22.0 % 0.9 %
 Khanti, Ostyak 30,000 Khanty E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 0.9 %
Khvarshin, Khwarshi 1,800 Khvarshi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Komi-Permyat 93,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 43.0 % 1.2 %
Komi-Yazva 4,100 Komi-Zyrian E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 1.0 %
Komi-Zyrian 224,000 Komi-Zyrian E Ethnic Religions 37.0 % 1.1 %
 Korean 150,000 Korean Christianity 31.0 % 17.0 %
 Koryak, Nymylan 7,800 Koryak E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 0.3 %
Kubachi 6,800 Dargwa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kumandins 2,800 Russian E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kumyk 413,000 Kumyk Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 23,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kyrgyz 102,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.0 % 0.7 %
 Lak 178,000 Lak Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Latvian, Lett 19,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
 Lezgian, Lezghi 465,000 Lezgi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lithuanian 31,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.0 % 1.1 %
Ludian, Lyudikovian 12,000 Ludian Christianity 65.0 % 1.1 %
Mansi, Vogul 12,000 Mansi E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.6 %
Mari, High 23,000 Mari, Hill Christianity 90.0 % 0.0 %
Mari, Low 537,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 85.0 % 1.1 %
Mennonites Unknown Plautdietsch Christianity 90.0 % 25.0 %
 Mingrelian 600 Russian Christianity 85.0 % 1.0 %
 Moldavian 154,000 Romanian Christianity 73.0 % 3.7 %
 Mongol, Khalka, Mongolian 2,900 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 2.0 % 1.2 %
 Mordvin-Erzya 56,000 Erzya Christianity 64.0 % 1.6 %
Mordvin-Moksha 730,000 Moksha Christianity 65.0 % 1.6 %
Muirin / Gubden 38,000 Dargwa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mussulman Tat 2,100 Tat, Muslim Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nanai, Gold 12,000 Nanai E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 1.0 %
Negidal, Nizovsk 500 Negidal E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.3 %
 Nenets, Yurak Samoyed 44,000 Nenets E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 0.5 %
Nganasan, Tavgi Samoyed 800 Nganasan E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 0.3 %
 Nogai 102,000 Nogai Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Olonetsian, Livvikovian 12,000 Livvi-Karelian Christianity 60.0 % 4.0 %
Orochi 600 Oroch E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.5 %
Orok 300 Orok E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.4 %
Ossete 422,000 Ossetic Christianity 65.0 % 1.0 %
 Pashtun, Northern 5,200 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Persian 3,600 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Polish 46,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Romani, Vlax, Central 10,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 65.0 % 5.0 %
 Romanian 3,100 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 111,909,000 Russian Christianity 65.0 % 1.2 %
Rutul, Rutal 35,000 Rutul Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Saami, Kildin 300 Saami, Kildin Christianity 70.0 % 2.0 %
Saami, Skolt 300 Saami, Skolt Christianity 85.0 % 1.2 %
Saami, Ter 400 Saami, Ter Christianity 60.0 % 1.0 %
Selkup, Ostyak Samoyed 3,600 Selkup E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 0.7 %
 Serb 3,400 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
 South Asian, general 34,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.0 % 0.3 %
Soyot 3,500 Tuva Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Spaniard 1,100 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Tabassaran, Ghumghum 144,000 Tabassaran Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tajik 197,000 Tajiki Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Talysh, Talish 2,500 Talysh Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tatar 5,212,000 Tatar Islam 3.0 % 0.4 %
 Tatar, Chulym 400 Chulym E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tatar, Crimean 2,400 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Tatar, Khakass, Yenisei 72,000 Khakas E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 1.1 %
Tatar, Kriashen 34,000 Tatar Christianity 95.0 % 0.3 %
Tatar, Mishari 800 Tatar Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Tatar, Shorian, Kuznets 13,000 Shor Christianity 70.0 % 1.0 %
Tatar, Siberian 6,600 Tatar Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Teleut, Altai 2,600 Altai, Northern E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 1.0 %
Tindin, Tindi 2,100 Tindi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tofalar 800 Karagas Christianity 60.0 % 0.5 %
 Tsakhur, Caxur 12,000 Tsakhur Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tsez, Dido 15,000 Dido Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tsudakar 20,000 Dargwa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tubalars 1,900 Russian E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turk 53,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 53,000 Russian Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turkmen, Turkoman 36,000 Turkmen Islam 2.0 % 0.0 %
 Tuvans-Todzhans 1,800 Tuva Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tuvinian, Uriankhai 259,000 Tuva Non-Religious 1.5 % 0.2 %
Udekhe 1,500 Udihe E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.2 %
Udin, Udi 4,200 Udi Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
 Udmurt, Votyak 542,000 Udmurt Christianity 58.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukranian 1,892,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.0 % 3.8 %
Ulchi 2,700 Ulch E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 0.7 %
 Uyghur 3,600 Uyghur Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Uzbek, Northern 285,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.8 % 0.3 %
 Vepsian 8,100 Veps Christianity 65.0 % 0.8 %
 Vietnamese, Kinh 14,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.0 % 1.8 %
Vod, Votish 14,000 Vod Christianity 70.0 % 1.0 %
 Yakut 469,000 Yakut E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 1.0 %
 Yazidi 40,000 Kurdish, Northern E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Yenisei Ostyak, Ket 1,200 Ket E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.3 %
Yukaghir, Southern 1,600 Yukaghir, Southern E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.3 %
Yukagir, Odul 200 Yukaghir, Northern E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 0.6 %
Yupik, Naukan 500 Yupik, Naukan E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 0.8 %
  Totals:  170 137,624,000 85     58.0 % 1.2 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 2,441,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 140,065,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.2 %)
58.0 %
Ethnic Religions
1.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
9.8 %
Non-Religious
30.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.1 %
Orthodox
94.5 %
Other Christian
0.1 %
Protestant
2.7 %
Roman Catholic
1.7 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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