Thus, Islam in Ukraine is represented by mono-ethnic communities in Crimea, Southand South-East, and multi-ethnic communities at other parts of Ukraine.
Main Muslim ethnic groups in Ukraine
Source: Государственный комитет статистики Украины (2001), http://2001.ukrcensus.gov.ua/rus/results/nationality_population/nationality_popul1/.
The most important Islamic institutions consolidating a huge part of Muslimcommunities, are: the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Ukraine (DUMU) inKiev, the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Crimea (DUMC) in Simferopol,the Spiritual Center of Muslims of Ukraine (DCMU) in Donetsk, the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Ukraine “Umma” (DUMU “Umma”) in Kiev, theSpiritual Center of Muslims of Crimea (DCMK) in Eupatoria, Religious Admi-nistration of Independent Islamic Communities “Kiev Muftiat” (RANIO) in Kiev.
Islamic institutions in Ukraine We should also mention independent Salafi communities in Kiev and Crimea andShi‘a communities in Kiev, Kharkov and Lugansk.
The total number of Muslim clergy in Ukraine is 528 (Vladychenko 2011). Of these, DUMC has 349, DUMU – 64, DCMU – 24, and other – 91. The significant partof Muslim clergy in Ukraine get their training abroad: in Turkish Islamic educationalinstitutions, Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Islamic University of Medina, and IslamicUniversity of Moscow, Lebanon. Some of Ukrainian religious schools student (
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Ethnic groupNumber of people
Crimean Tatars248 200 Volga Tatars73 300 Azeris45 200North Caucasian ethnic groups13 903Uzbeks12 353
InstitutionCommunities(% of total)Ethnicity
DUMU9,1multi-ethnicDUMC80,1Crimean TatarsDCMU1,9Volga TatarsDUMU “Umma”8,3multi-ethnicDCMKCrimean TatarsRANIOVolga Tatars
Восточноукраинский центр мусульман-шиитов, http://www.baitalzahra.org/in-dex.php?razdel=1.