Population138,739,892 (July 2011 est.)
Ethnicity (%)Russian (79.8), Tatar (3.8), Ukrainian (2), Bashkir (1.2), Chuvash (1.1) Other or unspecified (12.1)
Religion (%)Christian (66.9), Non-religious (19.1), Muslim (12.5), Buddhist (0.7), Ethnoreligionist (0.4), Jewish (0.2), Other (0.2)
LeaderPresident Dmitriy Medvedev
Legal systemBased on civil law system.
Statistics provided by CIA World Factbook and Operation World.
Persecution News - RussiaPastor murdered in Dagestan
(July 22, 2010)
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Reprieve for Church Dissolved for Having a Sunday School
(July 02, 2008)
Church Dissolved for Having a Sunday School
(April 02, 2008)
Pentecostal Protestors Arrested in Russia
(June 15, 2005)
Church Building Burned Following Police Raid
(September 22, 2004)
Blast Destroys Baptist Church Building
(January 28, 2004)
The Moscow Times - 16 ore faBelarus on Thursday extradited to Russia two Chechens, Ibragim Bakaniyev and Magomed Akayev, suspected of financing rebel leader ...
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - 1 giorno faThe Russian authorities say the war in Chechnya is over and reconstruction is well under way. But rights activists say the republic's uneasy ...
The Voice of Russia - 18 ore faOn Monday, the leader of Russia's Chechen republic in his Twitter micro-blog denied the reports in some mass media that Chechens were ...
RT - 1 giorno faMedia reports about Chechens allegedly fighting on the side of the Syrian opposition are a barefaced lie aimed at discrediting Russia's stance ...Chechens not fighting in Syria: Kadyrov Zee News
Kadyrov Denies Rumors of Chechens Fighting in Syria RIA Novosti
Chechen leader denies residents involved in Syrian conflict Shanghai Daily (subscription)
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WTVC - 3 giorni faDagestan and Ingushetia both border Chechnya, where Russian troops and separatist rebels fought two wars in the past two decades.
Telegraph.co.uk - 17 lug 2012Anna Politkovskaya murder suspect arrested in Chechnya ... human rights abuses in Chechnya and high-level corruption across Russia.Russia charges ex-policeman in journalist's murder euronews
Russia charges ex-policeman in murder of crusading journalist Toronto Star
Ex-policeman charged over murder of Russian journalist Sydney Morning Herald
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RT - 1 giorno faMedia reports about Chechens allegedly fighting on the side of the Syrian opposition are a barefaced lie aimed at discrediting Russia's stance ...
Open Democracy - 5 giorni faIt is widely believed in Chechnya that violence against women at the hands of their husbands has dramatically increased in recent decades.
euronews - 14 lug 2012More than a decade after federal forces drove separatists from power in a war in Chechnya, Russia is still struggling to contain an Islamic insurgency across the ...Seven militants, one soldier killed in Russia's Dagestan Global Times
Daghestan Security Operation Leaves Seven Dead RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Eight dead in anti-terrorism operation in Russia's Europe Online Magazine
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RT - 15 lug 2012Russia is being battered by massive tropic-like downpours in various regions, turning city streets into rivers. The latest disasters hit the city of ...
Chechnya has long resisted Russian rule. The wars of the 1990s between the Russian military and Chechen rebels ended only in 2009 with Russian withdrawal and a pro-Moscow president installed. The conflicts were part of a wider strategy to form an Islamic Caucasus state (self-titled as Nokhchiyn).
The 1.4 million Chechen are almost entirely Muslim, and international Islamists have radicalized many of them. The Christian presence in Chechnya has been largely eliminated or expelled. A Baptist presence remains in Grozny. Most Christian organizations withdrew to work among refugees in North Ossetia and Ingushetia. Hatred of Russians (and thereby all Christians) and ruthless Islamist groups make ministry extremely sensitive work.
- Pray that out of this suffering a Chechen Church will emerge; there are now as many as 100 Chechen believers throughout Russia.
- Pray that Islamist plans will be thwarted and the whole region experiences peace, progress and religious freedom.