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In Crimea, Russia Backs Traditional Islam – Part III

Dear Readers: Today we finish summarizing the PolitNavigator entries by sociologist Elena Ostrayakova, focusing on these two pieces, this one  and this one. Previously we talked about the history of the troubled relationship between Slavs and Tatars.  We talked about … Continue reading

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In Crimea, Russia Backs Traditional Islam – Part II

Dear Readers: After a quick summary of the complicated history of Russian-Tatar relations, it is time to delve into the related posts by sociologist Elena Ostryakova, from Moscow.  The four links are this, this, this, and this. As I mentioned … Continue reading

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In Crimea, Russia Backs Traditional Islam – Part I

Dear Readers: Today’s post pulls from four related posts in PolitNavigator, all of them written by sociologist Elena Ostryakova, from Moscow.  The four links are this, this, this, and this. Ostryakova’s research concerns Crimean Tatars and how well they are … Continue reading

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