Islam played important role in Russian civilisation

Observer:

MUSCAT — Islam has played an important role in the rise of Russian civilisation. It is its inherent part and the history of Islamic studies in Russia, termed the “Eastern-Western community” by the great Russian-orthodox Russian philosopher Nikolay Berdiaev, seems to prove it, said Efim Rezvan, Professor of Russian Academy of Sciences and Deputy Director of Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunskamera), during a lecture, organised by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque yesterday.

Rezvan drew the attention to several facts which illustrate the principle to live together while remaining diverse which characterises the peculiar Eurasian cultural-historical type influence that has helped the development of Islamic studies in Russia.

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