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Russia is the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), made up of the republics of the former Soviet union. Changeover to a free market economy has been slow.
Population: 140 million. Language: Russian. Main religions: Russian Orthodox, Islam.
CBM activities Brethren and sisters are mostly isolated. There are regular visits, an annual Bible school in the summer, and several regional mini-Bible schools. There are many correspondence course students tutored by brothers and sisters in Moscow, Chelyabinsk and Tomsk. Russian-language books, magazines and Sunday School lessons are produced.
Ecclesias Small groups in Bryansk, Chelyabinsk, Efremov, Kazan, Krasnodar, Lipetsk, Moscow, St Petersburg, Saratov, Talitsa, Tomsk, Yelets (about 230 members in total)
Picture story St Petersburg and Moscow (2010)
Picture story Moscow Bible School (2009)
Picture story Sketches from Tatarstan and Bashkortostan (2005)
Picture story A year in Russia (2002)
Picture story Edward's story (2001)
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