Leader: President Ramzan Kadyrov
Population: 1 million (few Christians)
Main Religion: Islam
Government: Republic (Russian Federation)
World Watch Rank: 20
The church is very young, vulnerable and isolated. Fellowship with other believers is almost impossible. An Islamic revival is taking place in Chechnya; the largest mosque in the Caucasus has been built in Grozny. Christianity is associated with Russia and Chechen believers whose faith becomes public are seen as traitors to Islam and society. Local authorities and relatives monitor the activities of Christians and put great pressure on them to return to Islam.