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Welcome to the project Russia and Islam: State, Religion and Radicalism which is managed by the School of Social and Political Studies at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the SOVA Centre for Analysis and Information, Moscow.

The principal objectives of this project are to analyse the Russian discourses and approaches to radicalism, nationalism and political Islam; to identify the policies adopted by the Russian state to its Muslim communities and to assess their effectiveness; and to investigate the sources and extent of radicalisation within Russia as well as the practical measures which might reverse or contain such radicalising trends.

This project is being funded by the Economic and Social Science Research Council under the title of Radicalisation and Violence: The Russian Dimension and is part of the larger ESRC Initiative on Radicalisation and Violence: A Critical Reassessment.

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