Population: 142,470,272 - ranks 9th
Official Language: Russian
Religion: Freedom of religion
Geography: Area- 17,075,400 sq km. The world's largest country extending across 9 time zones between the Baltic and the Pacific.
More than fifty of Joyce’s books have been translated and printed in the Russian language. Over 1 million have been distributed through outreaches.
Hand of Hope has served over 168,000 meals in Russia partnering with House of Mercy.
In cooperation with Rick Renner Ministries, Joyce Meyer Ministries operates an office in Moscow, Russia, servicing most of the former USSR.
Hand of Hope partners with House of Mercy to reach the inner-city youth of Moscow.
- 2006 - Joyce ministered at the Moscow Good News Church.
- 2002 - Joyce ministered in Moscow at the Universal Sports Hall "Druzhba" where hundreds received salvation and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Hand of Hope has partnered with John Maxwell's EQUIP leadership training ministry to conduct the Million Leaders Mandate, a global initiative striving to train at least one million leaders worldwide.
Hand of Hope partners with Rick Renner Ministries. Together, we have established churches in Moscow, supported missionaries in Russia, distributed vitamins to the elderly, conducted pastors fellowship meetings and hosted Extreme Weekend Youth Crusades, reaching youth across the country.
- 2018: The prison teams visited 5 prisons; distributed 2,842 hygiene gift bags including one of Joyce's books
- 2015: The prison team visited 2 prisons; distributed 300 hygiene gift bags, and one of Joyce's books.
Television and Radio
Joyce’s Enjoying Everyday Life television shows have been available in Russian since 1997 in select areas across the country. When Joyce’s show aired in Russia in 1997, it was our first foreign-language program ever broadcasted. Today, the show airs on several stations throughout the former Soviet Union. In Addition, the radio program was previously available.