|Population 143,000,000||Orthodox 64%|
|Unreached People Groups 88||Evangelical 1%|
Russia is the largest country in the world, covering about one-eighth of the inhabited land area on Earth. It is also the ninth most populous country with 143 million people. It spans nine time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landscapes, out of which it boasts the largest reserves of mineral and energy resources, the largest forest reserves, and one-fourth of the world’s liquid fresh water.
As reflected above, this nation is very great and impressive in many ways; but greater still is the people’s bondage to sin and their self-inflicted hardships. In Russia, six out of every ten pregnancies end in abortion; 80% of marriages end in divorce; suicide rates are among the highest in the world; and drug use is epidemic. It is easy to see that the vastness of this country does not begin to compare with the depth of the overwhelming need of the people within it. They need Christ.
Sources: Wikipedia and Operation World
Regions of Russia
Due to the size and scope of the Russian Federation, HeartCry has separated the country into the following regions: