Religious Extremism and its Manifestations in Contemporary Russia

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The article is devoted to the problem of religious extremism in contemporary Russia. The author defines a term «religious extremism», researches conditions of origin of this phenomenon, it's correlation with another extremism forms, with international religious extremism; uses the example of wahhabism to show that a religious group can be considered traditional, legitimate in one countries and radical, extremist in another ones.

E N Plujnikov

The Institute of Sociology

Институт социологии Российской Академии Наук; The Institute of Sociology

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