The history of Islam in Russia is an integral part of history of Russian society and state. It is impossible to understand the past and present of Russia without taking into consideration the role of its Muslim community, that in its turn is a part of the world’s Islamic Ummah. This community is undergoing complicated social, political and religious processes related to the trends having an impact on the Muslim world as a whole. Russian Muslims take up an active life stance influencing the situation in the country.
Damir Z. Hiretdinov
Rector of the Moscow Islamic University
Rafik M. Mukhametshin
Rector of the Russian Islamic University, Kazan, Russia
Aislu B. Unusova
Director of the Institute of Ethnological Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ufa
Head of a chair of political sciences in the Ural federal University