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Pluralisme religieux

According to figures from the Ministry of Justice dated 1 January 2019, the total number of registered religious organisations in Russia is 30,896, representing more than 60 different denominations. The Russian Orthodox Church is the largest denomination with 18,550 religious organisations.

Muslims comprise 5,954 registered religious organisations ; Pentecostal Evangelicals make up 1,034 registered organisations, Baptists 889, Evangelical Christians 878, Seventh Day Adventists 567 and Lutherans 222 organisations. In total there are more than 4,000 registered Protestant religious organisations.
Roman Catholics have 237 religious organisations in Russia, Buddhists 269, Jews 268, Mormons 53, the movement for Krishna Consciousness 86, Scientologists 1. Jehovah’s Witnesses have 398 in 2017.

2014 2017 2019
Total 26 744 29 108 30 896
Russian Orthodox Church 15 455 17 687 18 550
Muslims 4861 5513 5954
Protestant organisations Pentecostal Evangelicals 1228 1151 1034
Baptists 833 880 889
Evangelical Christians 699 727 878
Christians of the evangelical faith - 618 878
Seventh Day Adventists 580 572 567
Lutherans 219 227 222
Jews 259 273 268
Buddhists 242 259 269
Roman Catholics 226 234 237
Movement for Krishna Consciousness 77 83 86
Mormons 58 53 54
Jehovah’s Witnesses 39 398 -
Scientologists 1 1 1

Source : unpublished official report of the Ministry of Justice and personal documentation of the author. Complete data for all religions is available on the website of the Federal statistics service (in Russian).

D 16 mai 2019    AMikhaïl Chakhov

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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