According to reports in the last 20 years in Russia, 2,000,000 ethnic Muslims people have left Islam since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990s. In the same period it is believe only 2,000 to 5,000 ethnic Russians converted to Islam.

While various Muslim sources claim that Islam is the fastest growing religion in Russia and that ethnic Russians are converting to Islam in large numbers, Roman Silantyev, the executive secretary of the Interreligious Council of Russia denounces this as a myth.

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