Show simple item record Shlapentokh, Dmitry 2020-02-11T20:39:54Z 2020-02-11T20:39:54Z 2007
dc.description.abstract There are several reasons for the increasing role of Muslims in contemporary Russia, but those who study the area might conclude that a major, if not the major reason is their growing numbers. It is well known that Russia's population has decreased, but the decline has mostly affected ethnic Russians. Ethnic minorities in the Russian Federation who have historically professed Islam have experienced high birthrates, and consequently, the increasing interest of Muslims in the Federation. But this growth can hardly explain the growing Muslim population and, especially, their conflict with ethnic Russians, historically Orthodox. The source of the rising numbers of Russian Muslims--of various ethnic groups--is the dramatic decline of the global role of Russians, in fact, of the entire Slavic civilization as it has been constructed geopolitically and culturally for centuries.
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.format.mimetype PDF
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Society en
dc.subject.lcsh Muslims — Russia (Federation)
dc.title Muslims in Contemporary Russia en
dc.type Article en

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