THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

The influence of ethnic and religious policy in support of political stabilityRussian Federation (case study of southern regions of Russia)

2012. №4, pp. 130-138

Kudryashova Ekaterina V. - Ph.D. (Political Science), Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20а Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russia,

Among the factors influencing the political process in the South of Russia, a special place is occupied by ethnic and religious, which interact with each other, to a large extent, the situation in the region. The author writes that the North Caucasian Federal District and the Southern Federal District includes the area most prone etnocofessional crises and risks that may affect the policy of the Russian Federation. Interaction experience ethnic and religious policies in these regions must be considered when identifying priorities in the formation of ethnic and religious policy of the Russian state.

Key words: confessional security,extremism and separatism,the North Caucasus,the national-cultural societies,South Russia.,actor of state and confessional policy