|Leader||President Vladimir Putin|
|Population||143 965 000|
Islamic extremist groups in the Caucasus region (near Central Asia) of Dagestan and Chechnya have increased their violent activity. In 2018 they killed at least six Christians in attacks on churches. Around 78% of the population belongs to the Russian Orthodox Church, which is held in high esteem. This has created tension with other Christian denominations, particularly Protestants.
Pray: For unity in the body of Christ in Russia and for strength and continued growth.