CCX was founded in 1981 by IFES (see Myton Church has a long-standing link with CCX. We have members who were supported and nurtured in their Christian growth and theological knowledge in the first active CCX bible study group for students in Saint-Petersburg.

The organisation grew rapidly throughout the country initially, but went into decline after new legislation pushed all religious organisations off campus sites. There are now only around 20 CCX groups in Russia, mostly in Siberia. Only one or two groups remain in the European part, where the majority of universities and student population are located. There are none in either Saint-Petersburg or Moscow.

The CCX vision is to persevere and again see a vibrant student ministry in every part of Russia, emphasising evangelism, discipleship and leadership training. There is a need to train more staff workers and volunteers. The organisation relies on direct donations only.