Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development of Cross-Border Regions: Economic, Social and Security Challenges (ICSDCBR 2019)

The state-confessional policy in relation to the Muslims in the cross-border regions of Western Siberia

Authors
P K Dashkovskiy, Е А Shershneva
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P K Dashkovskiy
Available Online November 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsdcbr-19.2019.126How to use a DOI?
Keywords
state-confessional policy, population, Muslim population, religion
Abstract
The article discusses the situation of the Muslim communities of the cross-border regions of Western Siberia in the context of the state-confessional policy of the Russian Empire in the second half of the XIX - early XX centuries. The authors, on the basis of archival sources and legal acts, come to the conclusion that the government did not manage to completely russify the Muslim population of the empire. It is noted that the policy of the state towards the Muslim population of both Western Siberia and the country as a whole was contradictory and inconsistent. Despite interference in all spheres of public life, the government failed to fully resolve a number of serious issues, including with regard to religious education, ensuring the presence of Muslim clerics in the army. In spite of the reform measures undertaken by the state at the beginning of the 20th century, the Muslim population of Western Siberia and the country as a whole increasingly demonstrated their readiness to defend their rights to freedom of religion. The research conducted by us provides highly valuable insights into the development of the Muslim communities living in the cross-border regions of Western Siberia. Our research results can be used for further research on sustainable and resilient communities (as well as social risks and identity issues) in Russia as a whole and Siberia in particular.
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