Peacekeeping Activities Of Muslims Organizations During The Perestroika In The Ussr


This work covers the interaction of SAMEUS (Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the European part of the USSR and Siberia) with state authorities, as well as the peacekeeping activities of SAMEUS and its chairman, Mufti Talgat Tajuddin, during the perestroika. The work used archival materials of the current archive of the Council on Religious Affairs under the Council of Ministers of the USSR, authorized for the BASSR. The article provides an analysis of the complex international situation and the efforts of peacekeeping forces to maintain peace on earth. Regulations governing the relationship between the religion and the state have been used. State bodies were guided by the provisions of the Constitution on freedom of conscience. They implemented the decisions on strengthening atheistic education and countering foreign clerical propaganda. Moreover, there was the resolution on strengthening the struggle against the influence of Islam. The document stated that party organizations of the Union republics of Central Asia and Kazakhstan, the autonomous republics of the North Caucasus do not conduct explanatory work among Muslims and atheist work. With the beginning of reconstruction, the mistakes of the previous policy on the religious issue began to be corrected. Equality of faiths had been proclaimed and state control and regulation of religious life had been abolished. The policy of atheism in the USSR was replaced by the freedom of worldviews and confessional self-determination. Religion is once again becoming an important factor in the social and political life of the country.

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Khasanova, A. G., Shakagina, S. V., & Kolesnikova, O. I. (2021). Peacekeeping Activities Of Muslims Organizations During The Perestroika In The Ussr. In D. K. Bataev, S. A. Gapurov, A. D. Osmaev, V. K. Akaev, L. M. Idigova, M. R. Ovhadov, A. R. Salgiriev, & M. M. Betilmerzaeva (Eds.), Social and Cultural Transformations in The Context of Modern Globalism, vol 117. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 2661-2666). European Publisher.