Arkhangelsk, March 13, 2014
The specialist in Islamic studies Roman Silantyev has reported that at the present time Russian Wahhabis number nearly 700,000 adherents.
Speaking at the Northern State Medical University in Arkhangelsk, he stated that Wahhabism was the most dangerous and quick-growing sect, reports Interfax-Religion.
"The geography of terrorist cells is wide enough. They are present virtually in all regions of Russia. Meanwhile, almost all active terrorist organizations in the world have an islamist origin," noted R. Silantyev.
He believes that the only way of struggle with Wahhabism in Russia is a sharp toughening of the legislation when members of terrorist organizations are subject to criminal prosecution for the very fact of participation in such organizations.
According to the expert, the alarming factor is the growing passion of the ethnic Russian youth for Wahhabism. In the terrorists list individuals with Russian and Ukrainian surnames are beginning to prevail.