The Unclassifi ed Documents of Russian Archives Devoted to the Сontribution of the Soviet Muslims to the Victory Over Nazi Germany and Its Allies

A. A. Ahmadullin
2019 Islam in the modern world  
Based on documents that have been declassified in recent years in the central archives of the Russian Federation, the article analyzes the policy of the Soviet state during the Great Patriotic War regarding its citizens who professed Islam. Based on declassified documents, the contribution of the Muslims of the USSRto the defeat of Nazi Germany and its allies is shown. The author argued his own view on the reasons for the change in the policy of the Soviet state during the war years in relation
more » ... r years in relation to Muslims of the USSR, which could be considered from the point of view of circumstances of an internal and external nature. The knowledge of the historical truth is an effective tool to struggle against falsifications aiming to separate ideologically the peoples of the post-Soviet states.
doi:10.22311/2074-1529-2019-15-3-121-136 fatcat:mlfq75xnordz5fq7ojaf3taotu