Country: Russia

Number of People Groups

173

People Groups Unreached

86 (49.7%)

Total Population

138,683,000

Unreached Population

13,063,000 (9.4%)

% Professing Christian

58.0%

% Evangelical

1.22 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Abaza 44,000 68,000 Abaza Islam 1.00 % 0.02 %
 Abkhaz 12,000 305,000 Abkhaz Christianity 70.00 % 0.09 %
 Adyghe, West Circassian Unknown 543,000 Adyghe Islam 0.08 % 0.08 %
 Aghul 34,000 34,000 Aghul Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Akhvakh, Axvax 6,500 6,500 Akhvakh Islam 0.03 % 0.03 %
Akkin 100,000 100,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Aleut, Eastern 500 13,000 Aleut Christianity 60.00 % 0.60 %
Aleut, Mednyj 300 300 Aleut, Mednyj Christianity 70.00 % 0.60 %
 Altai, Oirot 73,000 74,000 Altai, Southern Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.10 %
Alutor 1,900 1,900 Alutor Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 1,500 186,662,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 22.00 %
Andalal 60,000 60,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Andi, Qwannab 30,000 30,000 Andi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Antsukh 50,000 50,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Arab, Uzbeki 9,400 18,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Archi, Archintsy 2,000 2,000 Archi Islam 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 1,161,000 6,198,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Assyrian 11,000 705,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Avar, Dagestani 750,000 810,000 Avar Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Azerbaijani, North 592,000 9,634,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 3.00 % 0.20 %
Bagvalal 6,500 6,500 Bagvalal Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Balkar 108,000 114,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.05 % 0.05 %
 Bashkir, Bashkort 1,555,000 1,660,000 Bashkort Islam 6.00 % 0.90 %
Batlukh 30,000 30,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Belarusian 512,000 9,826,000 Belarusan Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 %
Beserman 2,200 2,200 Udmurt Christianity 55.00 % 0.00 %
Bezhta 9,000 9,700 Bezhta Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
Botlikh 7,200 7,200 Botlikh Islam 0.03 % 0.03 %
 British 900 49,948,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Bulgarian 24,000 7,184,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Buriat, Russian 453,000 455,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 14.00 % 1.00 %
Chamalal 9,500 9,500 Chamalal Islam 0.50 % 0.05 %
 Chechen, Nohchi 1,400,000 1,679,000 Chechen Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Chelkans 1,200 1,200 Russian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Chirag / Amuq 2,900 2,900 Dargwa Islam 0.07 % 0.07 %
 Chukchi, Chukot 16,000 16,000 Chukchi Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 0.70 %
 Chuvash, Bolgar 1,409,000 1,462,000 Chuvash Christianity 50.00 % 1.20 %
Cuban 700 9,169,000 Spanish Christianity 52.00 % 4.00 %
 Czech 1,900 10,149,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 %
 Dargin 430,000 443,000 Dargwa Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Russian Sign Language Christianity 66.00 % 1.90 %
Didoi, Tsez 18,000 18,000 Dido Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Digor 100,000 100,000 Ossetic Islam 0.03 % 0.03 %
Dolgan 7,700 7,700 Dolgan Christianity 60.00 % 0.90 %
 Dungan 1,600 112,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Enets, Yenisei Samoyed 200 200 Enets, Forest Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 %
 Eskimo, Siberian 1,700 4,800 Yupik, Central Siberian Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 0.80 %
 Estonian 18,000 1,026,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
Even, Lamut 21,000 21,000 Even Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 0.80 %
 Ewenki, Tungus 38,000 41,000 Evenki Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.20 %
Finnish, Finn 20,000 5,036,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 %
 French 1,400 49,054,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Gagauzi Turk 13,000 182,000 Gagauz Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 %
 Georgian, Ajari 155,000 3,603,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 %
 German, Volga German 387,000 64,598,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
Ghunzib, Hunzib 2,400 2,400 Hunzib Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gilyak, Nivkh 4,600 5,100 Gilyak Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.40 %
 Ginukh, Hinux 600 600 Hinukh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Godoberi 3,000 3,000 Ghodoberi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Greek, Romeos 84,000 10,825,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gypsy, Ruska Roma 201,000 201,000 Russian Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 28,000 859,378,000 Russian Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.70 %
 Hungarian 2,700 11,752,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 %
Ingrian, Izhor, Luzh 300 300 Ingrian Christianity 70.00 % 0.80 %
 Ingush, Galgai 413,000 433,000 Ingush Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Italian 1,300 38,240,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 %
Itelmen 3,100 3,100 Itelmen Christianity 75.00 % 0.60 %
Jakata, Jati 45,000 73,000 Jakati Islam 2.00 % 0.50 %
 Japanese 900 124,291,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Jew, Russian 154,000 697,000 Russian Ethnic Religions 4.70 % 3.00 %
 Jewish Tat, Mountain Jews 12,000 81,000 Judeo-Tat Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Kabardian, East Circassian 565,000 1,809,000 Kabardian Islam 6.00 % 0.02 %
Kaitag 21,000 21,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalmyk-Oirat, Western Mongul 180,000 619,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karachai 220,000 224,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Karaite, Karaim 200 23,000 Karaim Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karakalpak 1,400 695,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Karata 6,400 6,400 Karata Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karelian, Norgorod 60,000 74,000 Karelian Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 %
 Kazakh 636,000 14,062,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.01 %
Kereks 400 400 Russian Ethnic Religions 22.00 % 0.90 %
 Kets, Yenisei Ostyak 1,200 1,200 Ket Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.30 %
 Khanti, Ostyak 30,000 30,000 Khanty Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.90 %
Khvarshin, Khvarshi 4,000 4,000 Khvarshi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Komi-Permyat 93,000 96,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 43.00 % 1.20 %
Komi-Yazva 4,100 4,200 Komi-Zyrian Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.00 %
Komi-Zyrian 224,000 227,000 Komi-Zyrian Ethnic Religions 37.00 % 1.10 %
 Korean 150,000 78,596,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 17.00 %
 Koryak, Nymylan 7,800 7,800 Koryak Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.30 %
Kubachi 7,000 7,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kumandins 2,800 2,800 Russian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kumyk 423,000 427,000 Kumyk Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 23,000 14,778,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kyrgyz 102,000 4,737,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.00 % 0.70 %
 Lak 157,000 171,000 Lak Islam 0.03 % 0.03 %
Latvian, Lett 19,000 1,531,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 %
 Lezgin 415,000 640,000 Lezgi Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Lithuanian 31,000 3,028,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 %
Ludian, Lyudikovian 12,000 12,000 Ludian Christianity 65.00 % 1.10 %
Mansi, Vogul 12,000 12,000 Mansi Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.60 %
Mari, High 23,000 24,000 Mari, Hill Christianity 90.00 % 0.00 %
Mari, Low 537,000 554,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 %
Mennonites Unknown 451,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 90.00 % 25.00 %
 Mingrelian 600 345,000 Russian Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %
 Moldavian 154,000 3,110,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 %
 Mongol, Khalka, Mongolian 2,900 2,080,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 2.00 % 1.20 %
 Mordvin-Erzya 56,000 110,000 Erzya Christianity 64.00 % 1.60 %
Mordvin-Moksha 730,000 730,000 Moksha Christianity 65.00 % 1.60 %
Murego / Gubden 39,000 39,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mussulman Tat 2,100 37,000 Tat, Muslim Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nagaibak 8,100 8,100 Tatar Christianity 70.00 % 0.50 %
 Nanai, Gold 12,000 17,000 Nanai Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 1.00 %
Negidal, Nizovsk 500 500 Negidal Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 %
 Nenets, Yurak Samoyed 44,000 44,000 Nenets Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.50 %
Nganasan, Tavgi Samoyed 800 800 Nganasan Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.30 %
 Nogai 91,000 102,000 Nogai Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
Olonetsian, Livvikovian 12,000 17,000 Livvi-Karelian Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 %
Orochi 600 1,500 Oroch Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 0.50 %
Orok 300 1,300 Orok Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.40 %
Ossete 428,000 603,000 Ossetic Christianity 65.00 % 1.17 %
 Pashtun, Northern 5,300 43,346,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 3,600 36,852,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Polish 46,000 41,323,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Romani, Vlax, Central 10,000 1,199,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 %
 Romanian 3,100 22,258,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 112,909,000 130,000,000 Russian Christianity 65.00 % 1.20 %
Rutul 30,000 47,000 Rutul Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Saami, Kildin 300 400 Saami, Kildin Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 %
Saami, Skolt 300 800 Saami, Skolt Christianity 85.00 % 1.20 %
Saami, Ter 400 400 Saami, Ter Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
Selkup, Ostyak Samoyed 3,600 3,600 Selkup Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.70 %
 Serb 3,400 10,982,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
Shapsug, Circassian 3,900 3,900 Adyghe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, general 34,000 6,878,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.00 % 0.30 %
Soyot 3,500 3,500 Tuva Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Spaniard 1,100 28,692,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Tabasaran 146,000 148,000 Tabassaran Islam 0.08 % 0.08 %
 Tajik 197,000 8,564,000 Tajiki Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Talysh, Talyshon 2,500 267,000 Talysh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar 5,212,000 6,312,000 Tatar Islam 3.00 % 0.40 %
 Tatar, Chulym 300 300 Chulym Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar, Crimean 2,400 587,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.50 % 0.05 %
 Tatar, Khakass, Yenisei 72,000 74,000 Khakas Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 1.10 %
Tatar, Kriashen 34,000 34,000 Tatar Christianity 95.00 % 0.30 %
Tatar, Mishari 800 800 Tatar Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Tatar, Shorian, Kuznets 13,000 14,000 Shor Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
Tatar, Siberian 6,700 6,700 Tatar Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Teleut, Altai 2,600 2,700 Altai, Northern Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.00 %
Tindi 10,000 10,000 Tindi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tofalar 700 700 Karagas Christianity 60.00 % 0.50 %
 Tsakhur 10,000 28,000 Tsakhur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tsudakar 20,000 20,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tubalars 1,900 1,900 Russian Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 53,000 57,158,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 60,000 170,000 Russian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen, Turkoman 36,000 9,240,000 Turkmen Islam 2.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuvans-Todzhans 1,800 1,800 Tuva Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuvinian, Uriankhai 259,000 269,000 Tuva Non-Religious 1.50 % 0.20 %
 Udekhe 1,500 1,500 Udihe Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.20 %
Udin, Udi 4,200 9,200 Udi Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Udmurt, Votyak 542,000 563,000 Udmurt Christianity 58.00 % 0.01 %
 Ukranian 1,892,000 37,911,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
Ulchi 2,700 2,700 Ulch Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.70 %
 Uyghur 3,600 11,907,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 285,000 27,400,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.75 % 0.30 %
 Vepsian 8,100 8,500 Veps Christianity 65.00 % 0.80 %
 Vietnamese, Kinh 14,000 83,406,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 %
Vod, Votish 14,000 14,000 Vod Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
 Yakut 469,000 472,000 Yakut Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 %
 Yazidi 40,000 669,000 Kurdish, Northern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yukaghir, Southern 1,600 1,800 Yukaghir, Southern Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 %
Yukagir, Odul 200 200 Yukaghir, Northern Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 0.60 %
Yupik, Naukan 500 500 Yupik, Naukan Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 0.80 %
  Totals:  173 138,683,000       86   58.00 % 1.22 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 1,382,000                
  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
9.7 %
Non-Religious
30.6 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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