Islam and Russia; a complex history

Islam and Russia; a complex history

By Silvio Marconi: Engineer and anthropologist, specialized in cooperation and development. He has authored, in Italian, several books mostly focused on ethnocultural syncretism.   Russia has been historically considered as the Orthodox Christian Church rampart and for many centuries Moscow has been represented as the “Third Rome”. This name derived from the fall of the “Second Rome”, Constantinople, to the Ottomans, in 1453;...

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China, between continuity and ruptures

China, between continuity and ruptures

By Silvio Marconi: Engineer and anthropologist, specialized in cooperation and development. He has authored, in Italian, several books mostly focused on ethnocultural syncretism. Opinions expressed in this post are personal.   The US President Donald Trump in his speech at the UN General Assembly, on September 2018, has attacked any country in the world choosing a “socialist or communist way”; his attack was explicitly directed...

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