This very short paper is devoted to a recollection of the ephemeral journal Musul’mane [The Muslims], four issues of which were published in Moscow in 1998. A participant in this undertaking, the author remembers some of the journal’s figures and features, underlying its innovative diffusion of data and works on Islam in varied regions of the Federation of Russia, or on questions like the history of Islamic reform or the constitution of Euro-Islam. From this viewpoint, Musul’mane was playing the role of a coordinator between the capital and the regions, between research and journalism, at the scale of the whole Federation ― quite a job in Russia today, in spite of the country’s rich tradition in this matter, and a role that the newly created journal Chetki now endeavours to play (cf. infra review No. 40).