More than 10% of Russia’s population is Muslim. This makes Islam the second most widely professed religion in Russia. Online access is now available to this large and influential community’s most important publications through the Russian Islamic Studies (UDB-ISL) collection, which offers a selection of journals and newspapers published in Moscow, Grozny and Makhachkala. This unique collection covers activities of Islamic organizations in Russia and abroad, political and economic developments in the Muslim regions of Russia, the state of Islamic education in Russia, and more.
Active titles in the Russian Islamic Studies collection include:
Islam v sovremennom mire (Islam in the Modern World) is an important publication by the respectable MEDINA publishing house from Russia. Published quarterly, this journal covers the issues of Islamic studies in Russia, CIS, Europe and Middle East. Contents include articles covering the problem of Islamophobia, Muslim organizations in the world, the “Arab Spring” and its political consequences in the Middle East, the issues of demography, integration, labor market in Islamic countries, the policy of Western states toward Islamic states and much more.
Islam v SNG (Islam in the CIS) is devoted to a wide range of issues of the CIS countries, including international relations, political science, religious studies, sociology, history, cultural studies, philology, economics and finance, Islamic studies, law, and more. Geographically, the authors focus on the study of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Islamskii vestnik (The Islamic Herald) is a newspaper published in the city of Makhachkala, Dagestan, North Caucasus. Published biweekly, the newspaper covers not only the issues pertaining to Islam and Muslim studies, but also important political and economic events inside Dagestan, relations between this republic and the neighboring Ingushetiia and Chechnya. The archive goes back to 2010.
Medina al’ Islam is a monthly, 30,000 circulation newspaper published by the respectable MEDINA publishing house from Russia. Medina al’ Islam covers a wide range of issues relevant to the state of Islam in Russia and in the world. This includes monitoring current events in the life of Muslims in Russia and articles on the history of Russian Muslims and Islamic studies.
Minaret Islama is a quarterly, 10,000 circulation journal for the researchers of Islam and Islamic Studies. Its authors include the leading Islamic scholars, political and religious figures of Russia, as well as foreign experts on the subject. The archive goes back to 2004.
A full list of titles and holdings can be downloaded below.
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