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Leyla Almazova “Religious Freedom and Muslims in Contemporary Russia” (In Russian)

Thu, Oct 30, 12:15 pm
Ballantine Hall 004

О России по-русски!/On Russia in Russian!



«Религиозная свобода и мусульмане в современной России»

[Religious Freedom and Muslims in Contemporary Russia]

Лейла Алмазова [Leyla Almazova]

Thursday, October 30/12:15

BallantineHall 004


‪Native-born Muslims account for 10-12% of the population in the Russian Federation and Muslim migrants from the CIS another 2%. These numbers challenge official efforts to culturally unify contemporary Russian society, as does the increasing popularity of radical and non-traditional forms of Islam. Although the constitution of the Russian Federation proclaims both freedom of worship and the separation of religion from the state, there are limitations to the practice of religion on both the legislative level and at the level of local government policy. This talk will examine different perspectives on religious freedom as represented in the official/secular and non-official/Islamic mass media.

Leyla Almazova is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Islamic Studies in the Institute of International Relations, History and Oriental Studies at Kazan’ Federal University.

Sponsors: RussianandEastEuropean Institute, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies


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