Programme Day 1

Thursday, October 6

Skarmholem Conference Facility

09:00-09:10 Welcome Speech and Opening of the Conference
09:15-10:30 Key Note Speech
Marat Shterin "Russia's Muslims With and Without Islam: a Sociologist's View"
10:35-10:50 Coffee break
Panel: Inter-Religious Relations
Panel chair: Eric Shiraev
10:55-11:05 Dmitry Babich "The Concept of Peaceful Coexistence of Traditional Islam and Orthodox Christianity in Tatarstan: Support from the Senate, Resistance from the Zealots"
11:10-11:20 Anastasia V. Mitrofanova "Islam in the Eyes of Politicized Orthodoxy in Russia"
11:20-11:30 Question and Answer Session
Panel: Islam Beyond Russia
Panel Chair: Dmitry Strovsky
11:40-11:50 Rebecca Fradkin "Nation Building and the Co-optation of Islam in a Nation-State and Multi-Nation State: Kazakhstan and Russia"
11:55-12:05 Ringo Ringvee "Muslim Migrants from the Soviet Republics and their Impact upon Historical Muslim Communities in the Baltic States during the Soviet Times and Beyond"
12:05-12:15 Question and Answer session
12:15-13:15 Lunch break
Panel: External Influences on Islam in Russia
Panel chair: Azat Akhunov
13:20-13:30 Azat Akhunov "Russia-Middle East: The Influence of the Arab Factor on the Formation of Muslim Education System in the Republic of Tatarstan in 1990-2000"
13:35-13:45 Dmitrii Bulgaru "Information Challenge of ISIS: Modern Methods of Influence in the Russian Federation and Possible ways of Counteracting"
13:50-14:00 Zilya Khabibullina "Modern Aspects of Russian Muslim's Pilgrimage: According to Research Studies in the South Urals"
14:05-14:15 Alexander Ponomariov "Rais Suleimanov (Kazan') and his Struggle against Foreign and Jihadist Influence in Russia's Islam Community"
14:15-14:35 Question and Answer Session
14:35-14:55 Coffee break
Panel: Islam's Influence in Modern Foreign Relations
Panel Chair: Elena Grunt
15:00-15:10 Nigyar Abbasova "Russia in Modern World Affairs: Potential of the Islamic Religious Factor"
15:15-15:25 Behnaz Asadikia "Islam in Dugin's Neo Eurasianism Theory"
15:30-15:40 Hamidreza Azizi "The Impact of Islam on Russia-Iran Relations: from Suspision to Cooperation"
15:45-15:55 Nicolas Dreyer "The Role of Islam in Russia's Policy towards the Middle East"
16:00-16:10 S. Mohammad Isanedjad "The Role of Islam in Redefinition of Russian Geopolitics and National Identity"
16:15-16:25 Maxim A. Suchkov "Islam in Russian Foreign Policy"
16:25-17:05 Question and Answer Session