Religious network of Ukraine at the beginning of 2017


  • Anatolii M. Kolodnyi



Published by the State Department of Religions and Nationalities of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, the digital indicators of the religious network at the beginning of 2017 are formed by this government agency on the basis of digital material coming from them. However, the full confessional situation in the country does not give and can not give this official statistics. First of all, the fact that registration of religious communities in Ukraine is not mandatory, and therefore some of them do not show any desire to go to it and operate outside of registration. Some denominations because of certain objective factors and motives are not registered by the state authorities, although they are aware of their presence, because they even filed registration documents. There are often such denominations that we, religious scholars, have not even heard before. So now we have a claim for the registration of some Bugaivets, Wudroslavites, Orianaurs, the White Church, the Roman religion "Kursus Deorum," and others.