Russia

Superficie:
17075400 km2
Habitantes:
140366561
Capital:
Moskou

Mission work
ECM is currently not working in this country.

ECM longs for...
Russia also needs the Gospel. If you feel compassion for this country and you are interested to spread God's good news in this specific place, we invite you to contact ECM International. ECM longs to plant churches throughout all of Europe.

Religiones

Cristiano
66.9%
No religioso
19.15%
Islámico/Musulman
12.5%

Cristianos

Ortodoxo
64.02%
Protestantismo
1.24%
Católico
0.56%

Facts

Economy
Vast natural resources including gas, oil, timber and minerals as well as huge amounts of arable land offer great economic power and potential. Sheer size, geographic isolation and few decent seaports have historically limited advancement. Marxist centralized politics and infrastructure prevented efficient exploitation of these resources for the people's benefit, but did allow for large-scale plundering. Oligarchs, Russia's homemade billionaires, at an opportune moment seized control of what has been state industries, thus concentrating most of the economy in the hands of a few man. Centralized forces under a strong president, a revamped manufacturing sector and high oil prices turned around the economic disaster of the 1990s to a stronger performing decade from 2000 to 2010, but government rhetoric makes it difficult to obtain accurate figures. What is undeniable is that Russia's poor and unemployed number in the millions, and the economy remains very dependent on oil and gas exports. A huge budget deficit, endemic corruption and bribery, a crumbling and aged infrastructure, limited foreign investment, low productivity (both industrially and agriculturally) and, most alarmingly, rapid demographic decline - all present a challenging future for Russia.

The statistics are meant to give an impression, not to stigmatise. Statistics taken from "Operation World, 7th edition, 2010", see also www.operationworld.org

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