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By January 25, 2013Countries, Europe

Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. Russia is also the world’s ninth most populous nation with 143 million people as of 2012. Extending across the whole of northern Asia, Russia spans nine time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. Russia has the world’s largest reserves of mineral and energy resources and is the largest producer of oil and natural gas globally. Russia has the world’s largest forest reserves and its lakes contain approximately one-quarter of the world’s fresh water.

Russia is one of the world’s fastest growing major economies. It is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council

Various reports put the number of non-religious in Russia upwards of 48% of the population.

The Leadership Conference was in Yekaterinburg, just east of the Ural Mountains and just inside Siberia. One hundred men gathered for their first ever Leadership Conference! What an incredible time with some precious brothers. Ivo Ivanov, the international director of Mission Possible, brings leadership to this group of churches and ministries.