Islamic Factor in Russias Politics: Opportunities and Constraints of Influence

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2011-9-72-80

A. Smirnov, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO), 23, Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The article deals with the problem of formation of domestic identification structures in which, according to the author, the Euro-Atlantic dimension is not the only one despite its significance. The importance of our nation's ability and willingness to position itself in non-Western societies, in particular to find the appropriate approach to the Islamic world. In no other sphere the interests of foreign policy are so closely and so hard intertwined with the requirements of internal security. 

Keywords: Russia, foreign policy, Islam, OIC, image of Russia, Russian identity

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For citation:
Smirnov A. Islamic Factor in Russias Politics: Opportunities and Constraints of Influence. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2011, no. 9, pp. 72-80.

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