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Freedom of Expression: The Caucasus
(733 words)

This entry explores the diminishing freedom of religion in the Caucasus, the reasons for this, and the effects it has had on the society and the women of the region.

After independence from the Soviet Union the Caucasus republics experienced a religious boom as religion re-emerged in public life. Instead of the few mosques that had existed in Soviet times, there were suddenly thousands; many religious organizations registered themselves; and the possibility of studying religion at home and in religious universities abroad wa…

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Bedford, Sofie, “Freedom of Expression: The Caucasus”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00346>
First published online: 2009

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