BORQA, the official Central Spiritual Board of the Russian Qaraim (for Bnei Miqra -the Karaims- of Old Rus') Abroad is the Bet Din Office of the once unofficial Central Spiritual Board of the Russian Qara'im for the Russian Qaraim Abroad. It exists as a service for Karaimsky-Subbotniki (Old Rus' Karaite-style Sabbatarians)to offer support by providing documents for births, brit milah (for Karaite-style Sabbatarians admitted to the seminary only), religious status, marriages, aliyah, divorces and deaths.

Old Rus' Karaite-style Sabbatarians are confessed "Zera Yisrael" Old-Judaists (Judaic by religion only but not ethnicity) who like various 19th century East Europeans have adopted religious ideas from certain "Zera Yisrael" Judaist Gazarians isolated in Eastern Europe who had been Judaized by the Constantinopolitan Bashyazi school of Romaniot Qaraite Jews. As Hebraic Old-Judaists, the Karaite-style Sabbatarian (Russian Qaraim Abroad) "umma" consists of jammats from many nations (numbering around 30,000 people) displaying in one way or another a relationship to the religious identity or heritage of the "Russian Qaraims". More than to any other type of Qaraite Judaism, such Karaite-style Sabbatarians are related to Karaism only by either descent from and/or religious affiliation with the "Karaimit" Molokan-Subbotniki a.k.a. Karaimist / Karaimizers of Karaimizm which originatied in the lands of Old Rus'. 

While the Hebraic Old-Judaist Gazarians of Lithuanian origin even abroad (e.g. in Poland), of Tauria (Crimea) and of Odessa and Karaites of Israel have long had high central religious bords of their own, there has long been a need for Karaite-style Sabbatarians of any other ethnicity to have in the same way one high central religious body for records concerning births, brit milah (for Karaite-style Sabbatarians admitted to the seminary only), religious status, marriages, aliyah, divorces and deaths. Thus, for Karaite-style Sabbatarians wherever they live today (i.e. for the Russian Qaraim Abroad) the BORQA appointed a CSBRQA to be the highest central religious body of the Karaite-style Sabbatarian umma for all the descendants and/or affiliates of the Karaite-style Sabbatarianism which originatied in the Former Russian Empire. 

NB BORQA is a records office only for such religious affiliates (Караимствующие) as described on this site whether as Qara'i (Ezrakh) or Qaraimit (Ger). While accepting that spiritually, all Israel are brethren, whether Ger or Ezrakh, and acceptable proof of the Israelite identity is in nothing other than being shomer masoret, it never seeks to represent Judaized Alevis who became Kharijites, nor the mysterious Judaized Anatolian Turks known as Korahim, nor descendants of Judaized Gazarians (whether Кърымкъарайлар or Lithuanian Karaimai) lacking belief in Hakhan Kobecki's religion, nor various Sadducees who also call themselves Qara'imnor Abyssinian Falashas, nor the Egyptian Karaites of Israel, nor the Aramaic Samaritans of Palestine. The CSBRQA is only for Karaite- style Sabbatarians (the Russian Qaraim Abroad).