153,646,000 including Europe and Asia regions (1995). Literacy rate 98% to 99%. Formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Information mainly from Sebeok 1963, IBT, OIEL, A. E. Kibrik 1991. Data accuracy estimate: A2, B. See Russia, Europe and Russia, Asia for languages in the European and Asian regions, respectively. Secular, Christian, Muslim, Jewish. Blind population 350,000 in the former USSR (1982 WCE). Deaf institutions: 22.
Part of the Ethnologue, 13th Edition, Barbara F. Grimes, Editor.
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