IBT has published the first-ever full translation of the Bible in the Tatar language. This is the fifth translation of a complete Bible into a non-Slavic language of Russia, following upon Chuvash, Tuvan, Chechen and Udmurt. Worldwide, the entire Bible has been translated into about 565 languages, now including Tatar. IBT’s Bible translation work into Tatar lasted more than 23 years. The work was carried out by specialists in linguistics, biblical studies, and the Tatar language from IBT, SIL and UBS, in cooperation with the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan, and was printed with a stamp of approval from the Institute of Linguistics at the Russian Academy of Sciences.