Russian in Ukraine





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Russians in Ukraine, who are the largest minority group, have lived for centuries in the land now known as Ukraine. In 1991, Ukraine declared independence from the Soviet Union and many Russians voted to become independent. However, the bright future became bleak as Russians felt uncomfortable by the Ukrainization campaigns.

In 2014, President Viktor Yanukovych fled to Russia amid giant protests. In the chaos, many Russians in Ukraine staged their own protests to secede from Ukraine. In Crimea, the Russian majority voted to join Russia on 16 March 2014.

Where Are they Located?

The Russians in Ukraine are located on the peninsula of Crimea and the Donbass region to the east (Donetsk, Kharkiv, etc). Recently, people in Crimea, who are mostly Russian, have voted to secede from the rest of Ukraine and join Russia. There is growing concern that the eastern regions will also secede.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Many live middle-class lifestyles similar to the rest of Europe. They are also proud of their Russian heritage and are afraid of Ukranization campaigns to wipe out their culture. In the face of recent events, they also fear certain possible scenarios between Ukraine and Russia.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Many are Orthodox Christians.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Russian
People Name in Country Russian
Population in Ukraine 7,649,000
World Population 128,998,000
Countries 69
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Eluosi, Olossu, Russ
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Slav, Eastern
People Name General Russian
Ethnic Code CEW22j
People ID 14598

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Russian (7,649,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Russian 7,649,000
For Primary Language: Russian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1815-1993)
New Testament Yes   (1821-1991)
Complete Bible Yes   (1680-2011)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Gateway Scripture Text / Printed Matter
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Biblica's Russian 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
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Russian Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.20 %)
67.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
4.00 %
29.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
1.0 %
96.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
2.0 %
Roman Catholic
1.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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