Russian is spoken by more than 175,000,000 people: 153,655,000 in Russia, 11,335,000 in Ukraine, 6,227,000 in Kazakhstan, 1,661,000 in Uzbekistan, more than 3,000,000 elsewhere.
Reading the Scriptures
Part of the Bible was published for the first time in 1815.
The New Testament was first published in 1821.
The complete Bible was first published in 1876.
This shows the first few verses from John's Gospel in the Synod version, first published in 1876 by St., Petersburg. This page is taken from a Bible published in 1995 by Bible Society in Russia, Moscow.