Sultans and tsars
Russia has always had an ambivalent relationship with Islam
Nov 25th 2015, 11:43 by ERASMUS
VLADIMIR PUTIN will get a lot of attention in the Western world, some of it approving, by lashing out against Turkey's rulers for "Islamising" the country. A day after Turkey downed a Russian fighter, the Russian president declared that:
The problem is not in the tragedy we faced yesterday, the problem is much deeper...We see—and not only we, I assure you the entire world sees—that the current leadership of Turkey has been for a number of years pursuing a purposeful policy of...Islamisation of the country.
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