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Population: 140 million

Population Below Poverty: 15.8%

Literacy Rate: 99.4%

Language: Russian

Religion: 50% Russian Orthodox; 10% Muslim


Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world — nearly double the size of the United States. Until 1991, Russians had few opportunities to make their own decisions as they were governed by a totalitarian government. Religion was also discouraged until this time. Education is provided for students until age 17 with the last two years available for a specialization, but teachers still lack adequate supplies and materials. Half of the Russian population belongs to the Russian Orthodox Church, however, many still claim no religion. Islam, Judaism and Buddhism also exist.

Since 1992, when a family from the United States moved to Russia to develop Young Life, Moscow has served as the central hub. But after investing in young adults who caught the vision for reaching the youth of their cities, Young Life has a strong presence in Krasnodar, Lipetsk, Tula, St. Petersburg and Novcherkassk. Young Life leaders desiring to reach kids have found niches in many areas, such as sport and special needs clubs, orphanage clubs, and working with homeless youth. About 220 kids regularly attend Young Life club.

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