Country: Russia

Number of People Groups

175

People Groups Unreached

87 (49.7%)

Total Population

142,191,000

Population in Unreached

13,612,000 (9.6%)

% Professing Christian

57.9%

% Evangelical

1.22 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

100 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Abaza 45,000 71,000 Abaza Islam 1.00 % 0.02 %
 Abkhaz 12,000 294,000 Abkhaz Christianity 70.00 % 0.09 %
 Adyghe, West Circassian 140,000 646,000 Adyghe Islam 0.08 % 0.07 %
 Aghul 35,000 35,000 Aghul Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Akhvakh, Axvax 6,700 6,700 Akhvakh Islam 0.03 % 0.03 %
Akkin 102,000 102,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Aleut, Eastern 500 14,000 Aleut Christianity 60.00 % 0.60 %
Aleut, Mednyj 400 400 Aleut, Mednyj Christianity 70.00 % 0.60 %
 Altai, Oirot 75,000 76,000 Altai, Southern Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.10 %
Alutor 2,000 2,000 Alutor Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 1,600 188,896,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 22.00 %
Andalal 61,000 61,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Andi, Qwannab 31,000 31,000 Andi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Antsukh 51,000 51,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Arab, Uzbeki 9,600 18,000 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Archi, Archintsy 2,000 2,000 Archi Islam 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 1,188,000 6,321,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Assyrian 11,000 658,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Avar, Dagestani 768,000 829,000 Avar Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Azerbaijani, North 606,000 9,820,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 3.00 % 0.20 %
Bagulal 6,700 6,700 Bagvalal Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Balkar 111,000 117,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.05 % 0.04 %
 Bashkir, Bashkort 1,592,000 1,689,000 Bashkort Islam 6.00 % 0.90 %
Batlukh 7,200 7,200 Botlikh Islam 0.03 % 0.00 %
Batlukh-Gid 31,000 31,000 Avar Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Belarusian 524,000 10,076,000 Belarusan Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 %
Beserman 2,300 2,300 Udmurt Christianity 55.00 % 0.00 %
Bezhta 9,200 9,800 Bezhta Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
 British 1,000 51,653,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Bulgarian 24,000 7,171,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Buriat, Russian 464,000 466,000 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 14.00 % 1.00 %
Chamalal 9,700 9,700 Chamalal Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chechen, Nohchi 1,433,000 1,704,000 Chechen Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Chelkans 1,200 1,200 Altai, Northern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Chirag / Amuq 3,000 3,000 Dargwa Islam 0.07 % 0.07 %
 Chukchi, Chukot 16,000 16,000 Chukchi Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 0.70 %
 Chuvash, Bolgar 1,442,000 1,493,000 Chuvash Christianity 50.00 % 1.20 %
Cuban 700 9,197,000 Spanish Christianity 52.00 % 4.00 %
 Czech 1,900 10,224,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 %
 Dargin 440,000 452,000 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 102,000 102,000 Ossetic Islam 0.03 % 0.03 %
Dolgan 7,900 7,900 Dolgan Christianity 60.00 % 0.90 %
 Dungan 1,700 117,000 Dungan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Enets, Yenisei Samoyed 200 200 Enets, Forest Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 %
 Eskimo, Siberian 1,700 4,900 Yupik, Central Siberian Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 0.80 %
 Estonian 18,000 1,048,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
Even, Lamut 22,000 22,000 Even Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 0.80 %
 Ewenki, Tungus 39,000 42,000 Evenki Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.20 %
 Finnish, Finn 20,000 5,163,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 %
 French 1,500 49,462,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Gagauzi Turk 14,000 216,000 Gagauz Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 %
 Georgian, Ajari 159,000 3,265,000 Georgian Christianity 79.00 % 1.50 %
 German, Volga German 396,000 64,480,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
Ghunzib, Hunzib 2,500 2,900 Hunzib Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gilyak, Nivkh 4,700 5,200 Gilyak Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.40 %
 Ginukh, Hinux 600 600 Hinukh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Godoberi 3,100 3,100 Ghodoberi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Greek, Romeos 86,000 10,778,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gypsy, Ruska Roma 206,000 206,000 Russian Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 29,000 854,496,000 Russian Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.70 %
 Hungarian 2,800 11,570,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 %
 Ingush, Galgai 423,000 445,000 Ingush Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Italian 1,400 37,093,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 %
Itelmen 3,200 3,200 Itelmen Christianity 75.00 % 0.60 %
Izhor, Ingrian 300 1,100 Ingrian Christianity 70.00 % 0.80 %
Jakata, Jati 47,000 75,000 Inku Islam 2.00 % 0.50 %
 Japanese 900 125,003,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Jew, Russian 158,000 714,000 Russian Ethnic Religions 4.70 % 3.00 %
 Jewish Tat, Mountain Jews 12,000 83,000 Judeo-Tat Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Kabardian, East Circassian 578,000 1,856,000 Kabardian Islam 6.00 % 0.02 %
Kaitag 21,000 21,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalmyk-Oirat, Western Mongul 184,000 629,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karachai 225,000 229,000 Karachay-Balkar Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Karaite, Karaim 200 24,000 Karaim Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karakalpak 1,500 861,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Karata 6,600 6,600 Karata Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karelian, Norgorod 61,000 75,000 Karelian Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 %
 Kazakh 651,000 14,299,000 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 31,000 31,000 Khanty Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.90 %
Khvarshin, Khvarshi 4,100 4,100 Khvarshi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Komi-Permyat 95,000 98,000 Komi-Permyak Christianity 43.00 % 1.20 %
Komi-Yazva 4,200 4,300 Komi-Zyrian Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.00 %
Komi-Zyrian 229,000 232,000 Komi-Zyrian Ethnic Religions 37.00 % 1.10 %
 Korean 154,000 80,216,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 17.00 %
 Koryak, Nymylan 8,000 8,000 Koryak Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.30 %
Kubachi 7,200 7,200 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kumandins 2,900 2,900 Altai, Northern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kumyk 433,000 437,000 Kumyk Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 23,000 14,808,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kyrgyz 104,000 5,038,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.00 % 0.70 %
 Lak 161,000 174,000 Lak Islam 0.03 % 0.03 %
Latvian, Lett 19,000 1,488,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 %
 Lezgin 425,000 655,000 Lezgi Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Lithuanian 32,000 2,894,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 %
Ludian, Lyudikovian 13,000 13,000 Ludian Christianity 65.00 % 1.10 %
Mansi, Vogul 12,000 12,000 Mansi Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.60 %
Mari, High 24,000 25,000 Mari, Hill Christianity 90.00 % 0.00 %
 Mari, Low 550,000 567,000 Mari, Meadow Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 %
Mennonites Unknown 461,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 90.00 % 25.00 %
 Mingrelian 600 307,000 Russian Christianity 85.00 % 1.00 %
 Moldavian 157,000 3,428,000 Romanian Christianity 73.00 % 3.70 %
 Mongol, Khalka, Mongolian 3,000 2,132,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 2.00 % 1.20 %
 Mordvin-Erzya 57,000 116,000 Erzya Christianity 64.00 % 1.60 %
Mordvin-Moksha 748,000 748,000 Moksha Christianity 65.00 % 1.60 %
Murego / Gubden 40,000 40,000 Dargwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mussulman Tat 2,100 38,000 Tat, Muslim Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nagaibak 8,300 8,300 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 45,000 45,000 Nenets Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.50 %
Nganasan, Tavgi Samoyed 900 900 Nganasan Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.30 %
 Nogai 93,000 102,000 Nogai Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
Olonetsian, Livvikovian 13,000 19,000 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 %
Ossetic 438,000 587,000 Ossetic Christianity 65.00 % 1.17 %
 Pashtun, Northern 5,400 44,091,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 3,700 40,090,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Polish 47,000 41,935,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Romani, Vlax, Central 10,000 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 %
 Romanian 3,200 20,148,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 115,566,000 134,008,000 Russian Christianity 65.00 % 1.20 %
Rutul 31,000 48,000 Rutul Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Saami, Kildin 400 500 Saami, Kildin Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 %
Saami, Skolt 400 900 Saami, Skolt Christianity 85.00 % 1.20 %
Saami, Ter 400 400 Saami, Ter Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
Selkup, Ostyak Samoyed 3,700 3,700 Selkup Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.70 %
 Serb 3,500 7,732,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
Shapsug, Circassian 4,000 4,000 Adyghe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, general 35,000 10,803,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.00 % 0.30 %
Soyot 3,600 3,600 Tuva Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Spaniard 1,200 28,636,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Tabasaran 149,000 151,000 Tabassaran Islam 0.08 % 0.08 %
 Tajik 201,000 8,609,000 Tajiki Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Talysh, Talyshon 2,500 271,000 Talysh Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar 5,335,000 6,354,000 Tatar Islam 3.00 % 0.40 %
Tatar 6,800 6,800 Tatar Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Tatar, Chulym 400 400 Chulym Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tatar, Crimean 2,500 591,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.50 % 0.05 %
 Tatar, Khakass, Yenisei 73,000 75,000 Khakas Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 1.10 %
Tatar, Kriashen 35,000 35,000 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 101,000 101,000 Tatar, Siberian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Telengit 3,700 3,700 Altai, Southern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.00 %
 Teleut, Altai 2,700 2,800 Altai, Southern Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.00 %
Tindi 10,000 10,000 Tindi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tofalar 800 800 Karagas Christianity 60.00 % 0.50 %
 Tsakhur 10,000 28,000 Tsakhur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tsudakar 20,000 20,000 Dargwa Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
Tubalars 2,000 2,000 Altai, Northern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 55,000 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 61,000 175,000 Russian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen, Turkoman 37,000 7,707,000 Turkmen Islam 2.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuvans-Todzhans 1,900 1,900 Tuva Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuvinian, Uriankhai 265,000 275,000 Tuva Non-Religious 1.50 % 0.20 %
 Udekhe 1,500 1,500 Udihe Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.20 %
Udin, Udi 4,300 9,400 Udi Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Udmurt, Votyak 555,000 577,000 Udmurt Christianity 58.00 % 0.01 %
 Ukranian 1,937,000 38,181,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
Ulchi 2,800 2,800 Ulch Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.70 %
 Uyghur 3,700 11,845,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 291,000 27,092,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.75 % 0.30 %
 Vepsian 8,300 8,700 Veps Christianity 65.00 % 0.80 %
 Vietnamese, Kinh 14,000 83,842,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 %
Vod, Votish 14,000 14,000 Vod Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
 Yakut 480,000 483,000 Yakut Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 %
 Yazidi 41,000 689,000 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:  175 142,191,000       87   57.89 % 1.22 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 1,249,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 143,440,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.2 %)
57.9 %
Ethnic Religions
1.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
10.0 %
Non-Religious
30.4 %
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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Russia Statistics
People Groups 175
Unreached People Groups 87  (49.7%)
Population 142,191,000
Population in Unreached 13,612,000  (9.6%)
Urbanization 74%
Continent Asia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Country Code RS
Official National Language Russian
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 57.9%
Percent Evangelical 1.2%
Country Progress Level 3
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