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Kyrgyzstan


Kyrgyzstan

World Convention is currently building a global reference for the  countries and territories where we know there are Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ Congregations. Of the 193 United Nations States, the Stone-Campbell Movement exists in 174. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 194 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.

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Description

 The Kyrgyz Republic is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek. The territory, then known in Russian as “Kirgizia”, was incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1876. The U.S.S.R took over the region in 1919, and in 1936, the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic was established as a full republic of the Soviet Union. In 1991, the Kyrgyz Republic gained its independence.

Religion

 80% of the population is Muslim; 17% are Russian Orthodox. There are small numbers of Ukranian Orthodox,  Lutherans, Anabaptists, and Roman Catholics.

Stone-Campbell Presence

 The International Churches of Christ planted the Bishkek church in 1996.