Religious diversity has had a dramatic impact on the development of the North Caucasus region. People do not identify primarily with either a national or international Islamic community. This paper examins religious issues in the Caucases (Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Northern Ossetia, Kabardin-Balkaria, Karachayevo-Cherkessia, and Adygeiya), with special emphasis on the Chechen conflict.
Akhmadov, Yavus; Bowers, Stephen R.; Doss, Jr., Marion T.; and Kurnosov, Yulii, "Islam in the North Caucasus: A People Divided" (2009). Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 20.