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The Alliance entered Russia in 1993. Our primary ministry objective is to partner with three national church groups to help establish communities of faith throughout this vast field, focusing primarily on major urban centers. In four of Russia’s five largest cities, our team guides and assists new church plants that have the potential to reach 20 million people.

Through tools such as marriage seminars, English classes and craft clubs, Russians open up to friendship and gradually come to know Christ personally. Training new leaders, both in the Bible school and seminary as well as in local church training programs, promises hope for strong national churches and leaders to emerge.

Plans are underway to also send some of our team into the Ukraine to assist partner national churches in that country.

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Demographics

Population
Population—143,420,309
Infant mortality rate—15.4/1,000
Life expectancy—67.1
Capital City
Moscow (11,970,500) pop.
Geography
About 1.8 times the size of the United States, Russia (6,592,735 sq. mi.) is the largest country in the world, spanning 11 time zones with every topography and climate except tropical. European area is low plain, grassy in south and wooded in north; Ural Mountains are in the east and Caucasus Mountains in south. Asiatic area is vast plain with mountains in south and east; tundra covers northern plains, marshes in west, desert in southwest.
Languages
Russian (official)
other
Ethnicity/Race
Russian—81.5%
Tatar—3.8%
Ukrainian—3%
other—11.7%
Economy
Per capita income—$9,800
Inflation—11.5%
Unemployment—8.3%
Literacy rate—100% (2003 est.)
Government/Political Climate
Constitutional federation. After the Russian Empire was overthrown in 1917, the Communists under Lenin seized power and formed the USSR. Multiparty federal democracy instituted in 1990. Recent years have seen erosion in nascent democratic institutions.
Religion
Russian Orthodox
Muslim
other

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Alliance ministry in Russia is primarily funded through the Great Commission Fund. Help fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission and make a gift to the GCF today.

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