October 3, 2014

Responding to numerous requests from Tuvan churches, the Institute for Bible Translation has published the 2nd edition of its popular Children's Bible in the Tuvan language – "Illustrated Stories from the Bible". The first edition was so popular that the entire print-run was distributed within the first several weeks after being delivered to Tuva in 2001 together with the New Testament. Since then, IBT completed work on the entire Old Testament and published the full Tuvan Bible in 2011.

September 22, 2014

On 19 September IBT hosted its annual Fellowship Gathering, a day for partner organizations from both Russia and other countries to meet with IBT's Moscow staff and hear reports about the ups and downs of translation work during the past year.

September 15, 2014

On 15 September 2014 Dr. Marianne Beerle-Moor, the director of IBT Russia from 1997 to 2013, was honored with a letter of commendation from Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church for her many years of service to the cause of Bible translation into the languages of Russia, and in celebration of her 70th birthday last year. 

July 30, 2014

The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in eastern Siberia recently received 3,000 copies of the hot-off-the-press New Testament portion of the IBT Children's Bible in the Sakha/Yakut language, ordered by the Yakut diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.This is a brand new type of publication for IBT, containing over 150 NT stories with familiar illustrations from the Children's Bible.

July 11, 2014

Almost 50 different languages are native to the Caucasus region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.