Muslim prisoners in Russia during the COVID-19 pandemic

Research output: Other contributionWeb publication/Blog post


In a new blog post on prisons during the pandemic, Dr. Rustamjon Urinboyev turns to the experiences of Muslim prisoners in contemporary Russia. Drawing on his extensive fieldwork among migrants from Uzbekistan who have served prison sentences in the Russian Federation, he analyses the everyday practices of these transnational prisoners and their prison communities, and explains how these practices have changed since the onset of coronavirus-related lockdowns.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Law and Society


  • Prisons, COVID 19, Russia, Muslim, penal law
Original languageEnglish
Short descriptionBlog reporting fieldwork findings
PublisherAleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun 17
Publication categoryResearch

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