Report: Estimated Jewish Population in the former Soviet Union (FSU)

Researcher Allan Miller has compiled numbers from reports and news articles over the past several years to determine the estimated current Jewish population throughout the countries of the former Soviet Union (FSU).  The breakdown within each country may not equal the total for the country because populations for some cities are missing.
 
Estimated Present Day Jewish Population of the Former Soviet Union

Total: 1.71 million

By country:

Russia – 600,000

Ukraine – 350,000

Belarus – 30,000

Moldova – 15,000

Latvia – 10,000

Lithuania – 4,000

Estonia – 3,000

Georgia – 8,500

Armenia – 200

Azerbaijan – 20,000

Kazakhstan – 15,000

Uzbekistan – 12,500

Tajikistan – 300

Turkmenistan – 1,200

Kirgyzistan – 1,500

 

By City:

Russia – 600,000

Moscow 200,000 

St. Petersburg (Leningrad) 100,000

Kaliningrad 2,000

Amurzel 100

Yekatarinburg (Sverdlovsk) 18,000

Novokuznetsk 2,000

Khabarovsk 6,000 (20,000 in region)

Syktyvkar (Komi Republic) 1,500

Bryank 4,000

Cheboksari (Chuvashai Republic) 393

Ufa 10,000 (13,000 with surrounding area)

Astrakhan 3,000

Ilyinka 5

Vysoki 800 (they are Jewish subotniks)

Volgograd (Stalingrad) 5,000

Derbent 8,500 (600 children of school age)

Buinanksk (Daghestan Republic) 500

Khasavyurt (Daghestan Republic) 500

Orenburg 3,500

Dzerzhinsk 2,000

Novgorod Veliky 1,500

Sochi 3,000

Saltykovka (near Moscow) 500

Omsk 15,000

Krasnoyarsk 15,000

Tula 550

Novosibirsk 12,000

Siberian region 70,000

Rostov-on-Don 30,000 (66,000 in region)

Kazan (Tatar Republic) 10,000

Birobijan 6,000

Magnitogorsk (Chelyabinsk Region) 2,500

Izhevsk 2,500

Kineshma 500

Tver 4,000

Krasnokamsk (near Perm) 300

Vladivostok 1,300

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 300

Voronezh 10,000

Kamensk-Uralsky 1,000

Perm 7,000

Magadan 1,500

Tomsk 15,000

Ulyanovsk 4,000

Nizhni-Novgorod (Gorky) 5,300

Samara (Kubishev) 11,500

Chelyabinsk 4,900

Saratov 3,400

Stavropol 3,100

Krasnodar Kray 3,000

Daghestan Republic 3,500

Nalchik (Kabardino-Balkaria area) 2,000

Vladikavkaz (north Ossetia Alania) 500

Grozny (Chechen Republic 25

Magas (Ingushetia Republic) 50

Chukotka 40

Ukraine – 350,000

Sevastopol 2,500

Belaya Tserkov 3,000

Mogilev Podolsky 350

Vinnitsa 4,000

Kiev 110,000

Krivoy Rog 12,000

Ternapol 600

Bereznegovatoye (Nikolayev region) 20

Evpatoria (Crimean peninsula) 800 (Karaites)

Chernovtsy 1,000

Dnepropetrovsk 30,000 (+ 20,000 more in region)

Odessa 40,000

Kharkov 50,000

Kirovograd 900

Lvov 2,000

Ivano-Frankovsk 700

Zaporosch 20,000

Mukachevo 100

Makeyevka 2,000

Kersh 1,000

Belarus – 30,000

Minsk 15,000

Brest 200

Lida 250

Borbuisk 1,200

Grodno 600

Mogilev 1,700

Volozhin 11

Moldova – 15,000

Most of the Jews live in Kishinev

Latvia – 10,000

Riga 9,000

Daugavpils 250

Lithuania – 4,000

Vilnius 3,000

Kaunas 600

Estonia – 3,000

Most live in Tallinn, Tartu, Kohtla-Jarve, Narva and Parnu

Georgia – 8,500

Tbilisi 7,000

Rustavi 200 families

Oni 102

Sukhumi (Abkhazia, claimed independence from Georgia)200

Tskhinvali (south Ossetia, “ ) 24

Armenia – 200

Most live in Erevan, Vanadzor and Sevan

Azerbaijan – 20,000

Baku 15,000

Kuba (Krasnaya Sloboda) 3,600

Also in Sheki and Jalilabad

Kazakhstan – 15,000

Almaty 10,000

Karagonda 1,500

Uzbekistan – 12,500

Tashkent 9,000

Bukhara 900

Fergana 800

Andizhan 100

Margelan 40

Also in Samarkand, Namangan and Kokand

Tajikistan – 300

Most live in Dushanbe

Turkmenistan – 1,200

Most live in Ashgabat

Kirgyzistan – 1,500

All live in Bishkik, except for 5 or 6 families totaling 24 people in south of country.

Grand total – 1,710,200 (including the Karaites)

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