|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Russian Wikipedia. (February 2010)|
Kryashens (Kryashen: кряшенняр, Standard Tatar Cyrillic: керәшен(нәр), Latin: Keräşen(när), [k(e)ræˈʃen(nær)], Russian: кряшены; sometimes called Baptised or Christianized Tatars (Russian: крещёные тата́ры)) is a sub-group of the Volga Tatars, frequently referred as one of the minority ethnic groups in Russian Federation. They are mostly found in Tatarstan and in Udmurtia, Bashkortostan and Chelyabinsk Oblast.
Kryashen Tatars are Orthodox Christians and some of them regard themselves as being different from other Tatars even though the most Kryashen dialects differ only slightly from the Central Dialect of the Tatar language.
The 2010 census recorded 34,882 Kryashen in Russia.