Jeddah (UNA-OIC) – The Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) took part in the virtual lecture held Sunday by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, under the theme “Muslim-Christian Interaction and its influence on the Russian culture”.
The lecture was delivered by Sergey Vorobiev, a Russian Orientalist and Head of the Foundation for the Support of OIC Activities in Russia.
In response to a question by UNA about the level of development experienced by the Islamic regions in the Russian Federation, Vorobiev said, “Russia includes six Islamic entities, four in the North Caucasus, in addition to Tatarstan and Bashkuristan. And when talking about the Muslim-oriented development, we must know that there are two million Muslims in the capital Moscow alone.”
“Many of the populations of these entities live in many Russian cities, and they contribute to several fields, for example the Tatar people,” he added.
In his lecture, Vorobiev also talked about the history of Islam in the Russian Federation, the beginnings of its emergence in the 642 AD, and the stages of the development of the relationship between Muslims and Christians.