Government: semi-presidential federation
Population: 142,122,776 (July 2018 est.) Russian 77.7%, Tatar 3.7%, Ukrainian 1.4%, Bashkir 1.1%, Chuvash 1%, Chechen 1%, other 10.2%, unspecified 3.9% (2010 est.)
Languages: Russian (official), many minority languages
Religion: Russian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, other Christian 2%. Russia has a large population of non-practicing believers and non-believers, a legacy of over seven decades of Soviet rule.
International Broadcasting To Neighboring Countries
10 Local Languages Are Used in Broadcasts
100 kw Shortwave Radio Station Transmits to Entire Former Soviet Union
Radio Teos, as we are known in Russia, has been broadcasting the Gospel by shortwave since the late 1940s. In February 1992, after the fall of communism, FEBC Russia became incorporated within the country, where it expanded its broadcast ministry.
“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?
And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?”
—Romans 10:14 NIV