Tag: Muslims in Russia

Russia’s Ten Most Orthodox, Ten Most Muslim and Ten Most Pagan Cities

February 13, 2016

‘Third Rome to Meet First Rome to Oppose Second Rome,’ Kholmogorov Says 2016-02-13 00:33:56 Staunton, VA, February 6, 2016 — The meeting of Moscow Patriarch Kirill with Pope Francis in Cuba is not only a major boost for the status of the Russian Orthodox Church, suggesting as it does that Moscow somehow represents all Orthodox as […]

Official Repression of Salafis in North Caucasus Seen Radicalizing Other Muslims There

January 1, 2016

A Baker’s Dozen of Neglected Russian Stories – No. 17 2016-01-02 20:24:57 Staunton, VA, January 1, 2016 — The flood of news stories from a country as large, diverse and strange as the Russian Federation often appears to be is far too large for anyone to keep up with. But there needs to be a way […]

Collapse in Labor Migrant Transfer Payments Pushing Central Asians to Look to ISIS

October 22, 2015

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 […]

A New Danger Signal: Russian Occupiers Say Crimean Tatars ‘Heavily Armed’

October 6, 2015

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 […]

Newly-Reopened Mosque Anchor for Moscow’s 2.5 Million Muslims

September 23, 2015

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 […]

Thanks to Moscow’s Actions, ‘Russia Could Become an Islamic State in 10 to 15 Years,’ Russian Philologist Says

June 6, 2015

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 […]

Muscovites Not Russians are the Problem, Shekhtman Says

April 22, 2015

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, […]

Muslims Must Focus on Their Dawning Status as the Dominant Group in Russia, Mukhametov Says

April 19, 2015

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 […]