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...
Пламенем борьбы угнетенных народов занимается весь мир
The whole world is involved in the fiery struggle of oppressed peoples
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Compiled by Salavat M. Iskhakov This collection contains letters, previously unknown and unavailable, from the personal archives of a number of the…
An anthology of documents reflecting the process of Islam’s evolution in the Russian Empire, in particular its institutionalization in the...