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published: 5/12/12
updated: 2/18/14

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Religion in Russia

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Religion in Russia Fast Facts

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Summary of Religion in Russia

While religion in Russia today is becoming more multifaceted, the largest religion remains Orthodox Christianity. 95% of Orthodox churches in Russia belong to the Russian Orthodox Church (yet other Orthodox churches exist there as well, for example, the Armenian Orthodox Church).

Yet, statistically, the majority of Russians who belong to the Russian Orthodox Church don’t attend regularly.

Russia also contains a growing number of Muslims, Shi’a and Sunni and unaffiliated.

There are also small percentages of Christians who don’t belong to an Orthodox church as well as adherents of paganism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism.

Approximately, 12% of Russians are atheists.

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