Your generosity is helping to broadcast Guidelines devotionals in Russian, sharing the hope of Jesus in Russia.
Number of Speakers
138 million in Russia, 258 million total worldwide
Where It's Spoken
Primarily in Russia, also in parts of Ukraine, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
Russian – An Overview
Russian is the 8th most commonly spoken language in the world. Outside of Russia, Russian is spoken as a major language throughout Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and Western China – places that were governed by the massive former USSR or where governments collaborated with the USSR. Ukraine and Kazakhstan each have millions of Russian speakers, and at least 16 other countries have Russian speakers numbering in the 100s of thousands, each. Russian is the most geographically widespread language in Eurasia, with linguistic roots dating to 1000AD.
Many groups of Russian speakers identify as Russian Orthodox Christians. The Soviet Union operated for 70 years as an atheist government, so many Russians are considered either atheists or non-practicing of their stated religions.
Russian speakers comprise major populations throughout the world and constitute a culturally diverse body of people. In Russia alone, there are over 2,400 radio stations.
Stories of Impact
Alena from Russia says, “Because of your precious broadcasts, I am a Christian now and go to an evangelical church regularly. I formerly practiced witchcraft but God saved me! I began to listen to Guidelines programs when I could not stand it anymore; my life was filled with fear and nightmares. I thank God for salvation, protection and all His blessings that came in my life through your broadcasts. Please pray that I will serve my Savior forever.”
Nikolai from Ukraine says, “The daily portion of God’s Word is something that keeps me hopeful. Politicians are promising us peace, economic growth, and even the right kind of Orthodox Church to follow the right traditions… What I am getting from your broadcasts is real hope, real love and a true, clear Gospel message. It is powerful. Thank you very much for your amazing messages!”