Pray for: Belarus

Flag for Belarus

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Minsk
Population: 9,442,867
% Urban: 79.9 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 17 %
Official Language: Belarusian and Russian; the latter is more widely used
Languages: 11
Literacy Rate: 100 %
HDI Ranking: 53 / 189
% Christian: 70.5 %
% Evangelical: 1.3 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 70.5 %
People Groups: 26
Least Reached People Groups: 6
% Unevangelized: 1 %

Belarus

Title: Belarus

Tier: 1

Type: country

Belarus declared itself sovereign from the USSR in 1990, but it continues to operate more like a Communist-era authoritarian regime – President Lukashenko has kept his position since 1994! Belarus has suffered due to an ineffective centralized economy. The support and influence of Russia runs very deep and is likely the only thing keeping Lukashenko in power. Mass protests at a sham election which brought the President a sixth term in office broke out in 2020. Harsh reprisals by the regime followed, which brought condemnation and sanctions from much of the international community. Pray that corruption might be exposed and that justice might prevail. Pray for hope and a brighter future for the people of Belarus.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.