How Islam Will Change Russia
Russia is becoming increasingly a Muslim country. Out of a total population of over 146 million (including two million in annexed Crimea), it counts about 15 million people of Muslim backgroundeven if not all are believers and even fewer practice Islam. Given forthcoming demographic changes, by around 2050 Muslims will represent between one third (according to the most conservative estimates) and one half (according to the most alarmist assessments) of the Russian population. This Islamization of Russianot in the sense of radical Islam but of a rising number of citizens self-referring to Islamwill impact both Russias domestic situation and its foreign policy options in the medium and long term. Islams growing importance in Russia will shape the future of the country in at least five main directions: the overall demographic balance of the country; the strategy of normalizing the regions of the North Caucasus; Russias migration policy; Russias positioning on the international scene; and the transformation of Russian national identity.
No we are critizing Putin because we don't believe he bother to lay down the law as he is one of the main instigators of the current political homophobia sweeping Russia!
So you think saudi deals with the gays better then eh?Chop chop!No they just kidnap you for being who you are, take you to a secret concentration camp where they beat, torture and murder you, not telling anybody what's happened to you so your family and friends suffers as well
That's so much better!![/sarc
We criticised Putin for leveling Grozny and committing war crimes. I now criticise him for allowing this barbarity. Less of the inane strawman and more of the topic in hand please