Religious Organizations of the Siberian Federal District: Territorial Distribution
V. G. Saraev, P. L. Popov, A. A. Tcherenev
Distribution of religious organizations of the Siberian Federal District with regard to regions and types of settlements at the beginning of 2016 is considered. Orthodoxy ranks first (54,7 % of all religious organizations), which is represented mainly by the Russian Orthodox Church (53,3 %). It is followed by Protestants (24 %), Islam (6,2 %), Buddhism (5,4 %), Jehovah's Witnesses (3,0 %), Catholicism (2,6 %), Shamanism (1,0 %). The number of organizations of other denominations (about 30) does not exceed 0,1 %. Connections of denominations with ethnic groups are noted. A large part of the religious organizations is located in urban areas their number per head however is higher in rural areas. Main innovations of denominations in the Siberian Federal District include the rise of various Protestant denominations, organizations of Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhist organizations belonging to the western branch of the Karma Kagyu school (Vajrayana), as well as the development neo-shamanism.
the Siberian Federal district, region, ethnos, urban settlements, rural settlements, denominations, religious organizations, Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Islam, Buddhism, Jehovism, Catholicism, Shamanism