As many as 20 Million Muslims of various ethnic backgrounds live in Russia. Russia have a several recognised Islamic School and universities, which proves that the classical Islamic education system is been one of the centres of Global academic Islamic studies and a large numbers of academic, study and theological books about Islam being published.

His Excellency Rushan Abbyasov, the first deputy chairman of the council of muftis of Russia, shared the matter while delivering a special talk titled ''Islam in Russia'' held at University Brunei Darussalam this afternoon. He added the history of Islam in Russia which spans over 1000 years. Present was Datin Doctor Hajah Anita Binurul Zahrina bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Aziz and representatives from embassy, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.

Source: Radio Television Brunei