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...

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Просьба военного муллы Двинского военного округа о посылке солдат-мусульман в баню
Request from the military mullah of the Dvinsk military district to allow Muslim soldiers to go to the bath before the religious ceremony


Циркуляр Главного штаба, приказ №187
Circular letter of the General Staff, Order No. 187


Календарь неправославных праздников на 1917 год