4 Russian Muslim Scientists and Intellectuals, Number 3 Influential Astrophysicists
It is estimated that the Muslim population in Russia reaches around 20 million people or about 14 percent of the total population of Russia. Some are known as influential scientists and intellectuals in Russia. Photo/illustration/Pixabay
MOSCOW – Seven of Russia’s 85 federal regions have a Muslim majority, including Tatarstan, Bashkortostan and five republics of the North Caucasus. It is estimated that the Muslim population in Russia reaches around 20 million people or about 14 percent of the total population of Russia.
“Russian Islam is a very large, multi-colored, but highly fragmented community. For outsiders, this is a black box,” wrote the Business Online page. Here are 4 famous Russian scientists summarized from the see news and academia pages, Wednesday (8/3/2023).
1. Damir Khayretdinov
Damir Zinyurovich Khayretdinov is a Russian historian, ethnographer, and social activist. He served as rector of the Moscow Islamic University and consultant mufti at the Council of Muslim Scholars of the Russian Federation.
Born in Moscow in 1972, he is known for his work documenting and studying the native Russian Tatar culture and language. He graduated from the Russian State Humanitarian University. He received an ‘excellent’ grade for his thesis “The spread of Islam among Russian Tatars during the second half of 1980 – first half of 1990”.
In 2002 he received his Ph.D from the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnography with the theme: “History of the Muslim community in the period from the 14th to the 20th centuries”. The supervisor is Alexeï Malachenko, a member of the Carnegie Moscow Central Scientific Council.
2. Marat Gatin
Marat Gatin born is the Minister of Interaction with Religious Organizations, a department of the Presidency in Tatarstan. The man born in Arsk, Tatarstan is a graduate of Al Azhar University specializing in Arabic and Islam and studying at Cairo University with a specialization in political science.
Marat Gatin also graduated from Kazan State Pedagogical University with a specialization in philology. He was once the Director of the Russian Cultural Center in Egypt, which was in charge of bridging communication between the two peoples.
3. Rashid Sunyaev
Rashid Alievich Sunyaev was a German, Soviet and Russian astrophysicist of Tatar descent. He earned his MS degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) in 1966. Sunyaev and Yakov B. Zeldovich developed a theory of the evolution of density fluctuations in the early universe.