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Type of publication: Article in science, art, culture, professional publications (S7);Straipsnis mokslo, meno, kultūros, profesiniuose leidiniuose (S7)
Field of Science: Istorija (H005);History (H005)
Author(s): Račius, Egdūnas
Title: Muslims of the European part of the former USSR
Is part of: «По ту сторону ТАРТАРА». Мусульманский мир в сердце Европы между Эльбой, Бугом и Камой: cборник научных трудов = Beyond the TARTAROS. A Muslim world in the heart of Europe between Elbe, Bug and Kama. Казань: Институт истории им. Ш.Марджани АН РТ; Институт Кавказских, Татарских и Туркестанских исследований (ICATAT), 2017
Extent: p. 356-367
Date: 2018
Keywords: Muslims in Eastern Europe;Tatars;Muslims in the USSR
ISBN: 9783981911831
Abstract: Though the USSR in the popular mind is spoken of as having been an atheist state, generally, its stance toward religion was more of a laicist. In its governance of religion, the USSR sought, through the state-recognized (and practically directly controlled) institutions, to control religious life of its citizens, including its sizeable Muslim population. After the initial anti-religious Bolshevik frenzy, which led to closure of thousands of mosques and religious institutions (among them, educational and publishing), and dismissal and even incarceration and execution of tens of thousands of imams and other religious figures, the ruling Communists’ religion policy gradually softened and they not only allowed Islam to continue being practiced but also established Islamic administrations to supervise religious practices of the Soviet Muslims
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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