Tag: Muslim Spiritual directorates

Moscow Realizing It Can’t Control Islam in Russia the Way It Would Like, Malashenko Says

March 26, 2015

Staunton, March 25 – Moscow is beginning to recognize that it cannot control Islam in Russia via its preferred method of creating a single hierarchical structure, Aleksey Malashenko says. Islam in Russia like Islam in the world at large is simply too diverse for such a structure to work. For the past two decades, leaders […]

A ‘Hybrid Islam’ is Emerging in Russia, Malashenko Says

October 29, 2014

Staunton, October 29 – “Traditional” Islam in Russia is losing ground to its ‘non-traditional” competitor, especially among the young, but the division between the two is not insuperable and the future of Islam in the Russian Federation is likely to be “a hybrid” combining elements of each, according to Aleksey Malashenko. In an extensive article […]