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Islam and the Soviet Union Hardcover – March 15, 2000
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[T]his massive and meticulous history of Islam in the Soviet Union's postwar decades provides indispensable background.(Foreign Affairs)
[In] this magnificent work... [Ro'i] is admirably sympathetic to the Muslim situation and able to place it within the general religious context of the USSR from the 1943-46 Stalin thaw to the late Khrushchev repression of 1958-64 and even the Gorbachev attempt to repress Islamic nationalism in 1986-87.(W.J. Parente, University of Scranton Choice)
Ambitious... concerns all aspects of Islam in the entire territory of the Soviet Union through four postwar decades.(Journal of Modern History)
About the Author
Yaacov Ro'i is professor of history and fellow in the Cummings Center for Russian Studies at Tel Aviv University. He has published widely on Soviet Central Asia, Soviet Middle East policy, and Soviet policy towards Jews.