Roman Silantyev

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Roman Silantyev, Russian Islamologist

Roman Silantyev (Russian: Силантьев, Роман Анатольевич) is a Russian sociologist Islamic expert, former executive secretary of the Interreligious Council of Russia (IIRC), director of the human rights center of the World Russian People's Council, a staff member of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations.

In 2005 Silantyev was relieved from his IIRC posts after the controversial reception of his book A Modern History of the Islamic Community in Russia, criticized both from the Muslim and Orthodox sides.[1]

In 2007 Silantyev published another book A Modern History of Islam in Russia.

In 2008 Silantyev published Islam in Russia Today.[2].


Roman Silantyev at Wikipedia.


  1. Interfax-Religion. Statement by the Orthodox public on Silantyev's book 6 December, 2005.
  2. Interfax-Religion. Islam in Russia Today 10 September, 2008.