MOSCOW (RUSSIA) - In the end of January, the Institute for Bible Translation in Russia/CIS celebrated the 20th anniversary of their official registration as a Russian organization. Since 1995, IBT staff and their partners in other Bible translation organizations have been working on translating Holy Scripture into more than 60 languages in the former USSR. The New Testament has been translated into 19 languages (including Bashkir, which is currently at the print house in Ufa), and the full Bible into 2 languages, Tuvan and Chechen.
At the present time, IBT is continuing to translate the Scriptures into 40 languages of Russia and its neighboring countries. The full Tatar Bible is currently being prepared for printing in our publishing department, and we also expect to print the full Bible in Crimean Tatar, Turkmen and Uzbek in the near future.
The IBT expressed hearty thanks to all who labored with them and supported then during the past two decades. The staff of IBT will continue working to provide Holy Scripture to many more ethnic groups in their mother tongue in the coming years.
Source: Institute of Bible Translation
The Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith