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Muslims in Putin's Russia

Discourse on Identity, Politics, and Security


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Simona E. Merati
    Pages 1-19
  3. Simona E. Merati
    Pages 21-43
  4. Simona E. Merati
    Pages 45-67
  5. Simona E. Merati
    Pages 99-126
  6. Simona E. Merati
    Pages 127-162
  7. Simona E. Merati
    Pages 197-205
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 207-241

About this book


This book offers a novel interpretation of Russian contemporary discourse on Islam and its influence on Russian state policies. It shifts the analytical perspective from the discussion about Russia's Islam as a potential security threat to a more comprehensive view of the relationships of Muslims with Russia as a state and a civilization. The work demonstrates how many Muslims increasingly express a sense of belonging to Russia and are increasingly willing to contribute to state building processes.


Islam in Russia Russian Muslims Security Religion and the State Terrorism Islam Russian Orthodox State Policy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Steven J. Green School of International and Public AffairsFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA

About the authors

Simona E. Merati is a Research Fellow in the Middle East Studies Program at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, USA. Her research focuses on the post-Soviet Russian space, in particular Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.

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