Russian Perspectives on Islam documents the encounter and evolving relationship between the secular/Orthodox state and the Islamic regions, groups, individuals, and ideologies on the territory of the former Soviet Union and neighboring countries. This set of unique materials illuminates the strategies implemented by the Soviet and Russian state to establish authority and legitimacy among predominantly Muslim populations in Central Asia, the Northern Caucasus and Siberia and to enhance Moscow’s influence internationally with nearby Muslim countries, including Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Turkey. The digital archive is designed to disseminate these documents to the widest possible scholarly community and general readership. Read more...
Царские генералы, помещики и капиталисты огнем и мечем душили нашу свободу и продавали вашу страну иноземным банкирам.
Красная армия Советской России победила ваших врагов: она принесла вам освобождение от кабалы и богачей.
Да здравствует Советский Кавказ!
Peoples of the Caucasus! Tsarist generals, landowners and capitalists by fire and sword strangled our freedom and sold out your country to foreign bankers. The Red Army of Soviet Russia vanquished your enemies; it brought you liberation from bondage and the rich. Long live the Soviet Caucasus!
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Dil mehohad, ki guiamu giram
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Текст проповеди имама Московской мечети Салихова против использования ядерного оружия и агрессии англичан
In the summer of 1916 a number of uprisings by Muslims roiled the Russian Empire's Central Asian possessions. Central Asians were rising up against…
An anthology of documents reflecting the process of Islam’s evolution in the Russian Empire, in particular its institutionalization in the...