Russia: Islam to become primary religion by 2050?

Islam is likely to become the primary religion in the Russian Federation by 2050 due to the high birth rate in Muslim republics.

The current Chinese-led conquest of Russia's Far East already seems to be a matter of immediate concern for the Kremlin. The ethnic birth rate disproportion in different regions of the country is another problem. The Muslim community may become the largest community by the middle of the current century. Therefore, Islam has all chances to become the predominant religion in Russia.
Ukrainian scientists of politics, Valery Chaliy and Mikhail Pashkov, believe that this is not the only challenge, which Russia has to face nowadays.

"The Russian macroeconomic stability is being shattered with the high inflation rate and growing food prices. Considerable funds are being invested in state-run corporations and are being spent on social needs. Corruption restrains the growth of the national economy. Russia dropped from the 120th to the 14th place among 160 countries on Transparency International's corruption list. Russian found itself in the company of Gambia, Indonesia and Togo at this point. Russia takes the humble 58th place on the list of 131 countries on the integral rating of the competitive ability of the economy for 2007.

Islam is currently the second most widely professed religion in the Russian Federation. It is impossible to provide official statistics of "practicing" adherents of Islam or any other religion in Russia because there is no country-wide census or statistics done on this matter by any governmental organization. Roman Silantyev, a Russian Islamologist has estimated that there are only between 7 and 9 million people who practise Islam in Russia, and that the rest are only Muslims by ethnicity. Muslim communities are concentrated among minority nationalities residing between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea: Adyghe, Balkars, Chechens, Circassians, Ingush, Kabardin, Karachay, and numerous Dagestani peoples. Also, in the middle of the Volga Basin reside populations of Tatars and Bashkirs, many of whom are Muslims.

Source: Pravda (English), h/t NRP (Dutch)


Anonymous said...

It's true. Mark Steyn says that Yemen's population will be bigger than Russia's in 30 years. GET TO BREEDING, NATIVE EUROPEANS! I'm serious! YOu guys need to get yourselves some Mexicans. They're the best. They have all the kids we white people can't be bothered to have, and the 2nd-generation Mexicans almost invariably grow up to be assimilated, to graduate high school at the same rates as white kids, to go to college, and to stay out of prison and off welfare. And they're all bilingual (which I guess only impresses Americans).

Esther said...


And China's population is already bigger than any other countries. So what?

Anonymous said...

The Chinese have a birth rate of 1.2. You need 2.1 to have zero growth. China is way overpopulated, though. And the Chinese aren't taking over your continent and bringing their inbred, hateful, jihadist, backassward, intolerant way of life and breeding inbred monsters who will end up as maladjusted children incapable of self-sufficiency if not terrorists like rats. The Chinese want to be Western and they would assimilate in a heartbeat.

Snake Oil Baron said...

jetabler said: "2nd-generation Mexicans almost invariably grow up to be assimilated, to graduate high school at the same rates as white kids, to go to college, and to stay out of prison and off welfare. And they're all bilingual (which I guess only impresses Americans)."

Yes but their kids are mostly uni-lingual English and the fertility of immigrant groups declines to local levels in those second and third generations so its a temporary solution.

Labour market flexibility and men who assist in the house work and child rearing appear (from the little empirical evidence) to be the key to to reversing the low fertility of wealthy, educated nations with high female education and participation in the labour market.

Muslim populations have started to see drops in fertility (faster than those seen in Asia during its demographic transition. Some times these transitions can be delayed or even reversed by economic and societal factors but we must always pay attention to how fertility rates change over time not just fall back on predictions which state "if this rate of increase continues..."

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