Tag: Roman Silantyev

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 […]

Moscow Can and Must Exploit US-Led Fight against ISIS, Silantyev Says

September 16, 2014

Staunton, September 16 – The US campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria gives Russia new opportunities to advance its interests in the Middle East, according to Roman Silantyev, an influential Russian specialist on Islam who has gained notoriety but also much support for his criticism of Muslims both inside the Russian Federation […]