Islam, identity and politics in the post-Soviet space: comparative analysis of Central Asia and European part of Russia
Program of the international scientific-practical conference «Islam, identity and politics in the post-Soviet space: comparative analysis of Central Asia and European part of Russia» Kazan, April 1-2, 2004.
Place of arrangement: the Conference hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the RT
Organizers of the Conference:
the French Institute of Researches of the Central Asia (IFEAC, Tashkent)
the French-Russian center of social sciences and the humanities (Moscow)
the Kazan Institute of Federalism (KIF)
Resume The purpose of the given colloquium is to define in fifteen years after disintegration of Soviet Union the political changes occuring on this space, having emphasized on religious problems and their communications with a policy. Liberalization of a political life from the moment of Reorganization passed in parallel with religious revival (or feeling of religious revival). Thus, for the present moment we see interaction of these two phenomena: the religion is one of natural compound of legitimation, and it is caused by authority, social movements and nationalist groups. In the post-Soviet space, the religious feeling is considered by political elite, as the element of collective identity revealing not an individual choice, and «national traditions». We shall try to consider, how the new states of the Central Asia, and also moslems, subject the Russian Federation, come to the religious identity and transform it into an element of national self-affirmation and a political basis of local authorities. This interlacing national, religious and political is not neither new, nor specific on this space, and is entered in the general processes, through which post-Soviet societies earlier extremely seldom were exposed to the analysis.
Opening of the Conference
Aleksei Berelovich, Director of the French-Russian center of social sciences and the humanities (Moscow)
Rafael Khakimov, Director of Scientific Programs of the Kazan Institute of Federalism (Kazan)
Opening of the Conference. Aleksei Berelovich, Rafael Khakimov