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  • What is the biggest religion in Russia?

  • Today Russian Orthodoxy is the country’s largest religious denomination, representing more than half of all adherents. Organized religion was repressed by Soviet authorities for most of the 20th century, and the nonreligious still constitute more than one-fourth of the population.

  • Is religion allowed in Russia?

  • Russia is a secular state, where no religion can be established as dominant state or compulsory. The freedom of conscience and religion is guaranteed by the Constitution. All citizens are granted the right to profess any religion and the right to be an atheist. Despite that there are many believers in Russia.

  • What is the history of Christianity in Russia?

  • The first knowledge about the penetration of Christianity into Russia refers to the 1st century AD. In the 9th century Russia adopted Christianity twice: firstly in the year of 957 in the time of Olga and then at the time of Vladimir in 988. After Olga being christened, the Christianization of Russia began to develop rapidly.

  • What is the religious makeup of Russia?

  • Religion in Russia. Religion has played a very important role in the evolution of Russian culture. Traditional religions, those deemed part of Russia’s “historical heritage”, include Orthodox Christianity (63% of the population), Islam (6% of the population), Buddhism (1%), and Judaism (1%).