Ingush in Russia


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Introduction / History

Note: The following story gives an example of one man’s life of the Ingush people living in 20th century Russia.
Imran stood over the fresh grave, enduring the cold winds of the mountain valley that leads to Magas, the capital of the province of Ingushetia in southern Russia. Stalin’s KGB gathered the family of his seven year old grandfather and the whole Ingush nation into rail cars on February 23, 1944. His grandpa survived the three-week rail journey to the Central Asian steppe of Kazakhstan with no heat, no food, and only melted snow for water. Finally, in 1957, the Russians allowed his grandfather to return to his home region of Ingushetia. Sadly, Ossetian families had resettled his village home, where Stalin had sent them to take over Ingush lands. Imran, whose own father died in the 1992 war between the Ingush and Ossetians, now couldn't bury his grandfather in the centuries-old family cemetery. Mercifully, Imran's new boss in a Russian construction firm happened to be a Protestant Christian. His new boss was very helpful to Imran in his search to find a location to bury his grandfather. His boss even helped pay for the burial plot! Imran was left with a lot of questions, the foremost being, “where does such love and compassion come from?”


What Are Their Lives Like?

From their six villages, the Ingush practice animal husbandry.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Ingush practice Sunni Islam. There are about 30 scattered Ingush followers of Christ.


What Are Their Needs?

The Ingush people need these few believers to shine with the light of the Holy Spirit and take Christ’s great name to every Ingush village.


Prayer Points

Pray for open Ingush hearts to hear the gospel.
Pray for more of Christ's ambassadors to go to the Ingush people and practice audacious love such as the Christian boss we read about earlier.
Pray for workers to go to the Ingush to distribute the Ingush JESUS Film and to translate the Bible and other resources into the Ingush language.
Pray for the establishment of a viable, indigenous and reproducing Ingush church.


Scripture Prayers for the Ingush, Galgai in Russia.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2017/03/29
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2014/03/29
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2013/03/20
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/201


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-02-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-03-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-03-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-03-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-03-29
People Name General Ingush
People Name in Country Ingush, Galgai
Natural Name Ingush
Population this Country 426,000
Population all Countries 445,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Alternate Names Galgai; Ingus
People ID 12231
ROP3 Code 104033
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ingushetiya Republic, Severnaya Osetiya-Alaniya, Kabardino-Balkariya, and Chechnya Republic.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Ingushetiya Republic, Severnaya Osetiya-Alaniya, Kabardino-Balkariya, and Chechnya Republic..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Ingush (426,000 speakers)
Language Code inh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ingush (426,000 speakers)
Language Code inh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ingush

Primary Language:  Ingush

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2005-2021)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Ingush Jesus Film Project
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Text / Printed Matter IBT Russia - resources General / Other
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.01 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.99 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Profile Source Joshua Project  
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