Wilson Center Experts

Martha Brill Olcott

Visiting Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Wilson Center Project(s):
Islam and Communism in the Soviet Union
Mar 01, 1982
Mar 01, 1982

Project Summary

Identifies Soviet muslims, notes policy shifts towards nationalism and relgion; patterns of recruitment and mobility between Soviet Muslims and the Communists; looks at the Muslim Intellectuals and the problem of historical continuity; examines religion as a social force, political ideology and the religious hierarchy; makes note of the future of the Soivet Muslims.