The new council listed 80 large sects which it considered potentially dangerous to Russian society, and mentioned that there were thousands of smaller ones.
The two collectively represented Iraq's largest Muslim sects.
However, there was a large sect of Thais who had been converted to Christianity by missionaries.
The Sunni, the largest sect of the Mohammedans, believe that he is yet to appear.
The largest sect of Shiites, known as "twelvers," have been preparing for his return ever since.
But in Iraq and Iran, Shiites are the largest sect.
The largest anti-Zionist sect is Satmar which has around 130,000 adherents worldwide.
There's a large sect of rap followers that just like a hard beat and a bass.
A large sect has been built around Neiva, who had incredible powers of organisation and ability to convince the authorities to acquire land and funding.
The factions have been battling for dominance of Lebanon's 1.2 million Shiites, the country's largest sect, for two and a half years.