Russian officials are dramatically underestimating the threat of Islamist groups now pose to the country, according to Galina Khizriyeva.
Tag: Muslims in Russia
Staunton, October 21 – Declines in transfer payments from Central Asian labor migrants to their families in their homelands is leading to “a decline in the level of the loyalty of the population to the existing authorities” there and prompting Central Asians to ask then “uncomfortable” questions that ISIS can provide answers to, Gevorg Mirzayan […]
Staunton, October 6 – In what may presage an even more savage crackdown on the Crimean Tatars and their Mejlis, Russian occupation authorities on the Ukrainian peninsula are claiming that members of that nation are heavily armed and a threat to law and order, according to Russian journalist Ruslan Gorevoy. Moreover, his sources suggest the […]
Staunton, September 22 Vladimir Putin and other dignitaries attended the re-opening of the Cathedral Mosque in Moscow today. Russian media celebrated this as the largest mosque in Europe; they mostly did not focus on the fact that Moscow’s Muslim community is the largest in any European capital or that the Russian city has only three […]
Staunton, June 4 – Many analysts have looked at demographic trends and concluded that sometime toward the middle this century, Muslims will outnumber Russians on the territory of what is today the Russian Federation and thus be in a position to shift that country in the direction of an Islamic state. But now a Russian […]
Staunton, April 22 – Four years ago, liberal Russians began to refer to the hurrah-patriots who opposed them as vatniki or “vatniks,” a reference to the padded jackets such people often wore but used to designate their slavish support of the Kremlin and their hostility to the West and civilization. But now, Pavel Shekhtman suggests, […]
Staunton, April 15 — Because of demographic trends, Muslims are on their way to becoming the dominant group in Russian life sometime within the next generation or so, and they need to begin to think about what that will mean and how they should act in anticipation of that, according to Abdulla Rinat Mukhametov, a […]