Focusing on the First World Islamic Conference convened in May 13-19, 1926 in Cairo and on a larger scale from June 7 of the same year in Mecca, this short monograph (unfortunately deprived of a critical apparatus of any kind) endeavours to shed light on the utilisation by young Soviet diplomacy of the presence of Muslim delegates from the USSR in Mecca for the production and gathering of information on the world of Islam as a whole, and for projection of Soviet influence in the Near East.

The Redaction
CER: II-3.2.D-201