Russian Orthodox Church in Azerbaijan
The Russian Orthodox Church is the main group of Eastern Orthodoxy in de facto-Azerbaijan (excluding majority-Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh). Many of its members are Russians. Azerbaijan is a mainly Shiite Muslim country which used to be part of the Russian Empire and the USSR. The Holy Myrrhbearers Cathedral, the Church of Michael Archangel and at least one further  Russian Orthodox church exist in Baku.
The first Russian Orthodox church in Baku was built in 1815. Russian Orthodox churches had been built in Ganja and Şamaxı previously. In 1905, Baku Eparchy, nowadays Baku and Caspian Eparchy, was established. There used to be an Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Baku. In the Soviet area, there was persecution of Christians. In 1944, a Russian Orthodox church was reopened in Baku.
See also 
- Christianity in Azerbaijan
- Religion in Azerbaijan
- Roman Catholicism in Azerbaijan
- Russian Orthodox Church in Uzbekistan