Muslim muftis will soon be sent to the Russian Army for spiritual guidance of Muslim servicemen, according to Russia's Supreme Mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin. Currently, only Orthodox priests are present among Army staff.
In an interview to the Echo of Moscow radio station, the Supreme Mufti said that the Russian Muslim University has launched a special course for priests who will work in the Army.
Soon, around a dozen Muslim priests will start their jobs in various military units. But this is only the beginning as more will follow. The work in the Army requires some special skills so this category of clergy should have specific training, Tadzhuddin explained.