Originally Posted by WhiskeyEE
I'm surprised he's muslim as well. I know he's tatar, but still. Anyway turkic muslims are similar to modern day Christians. They don't follow most of the Quran.
He is ethnically Tatar and they are Muslin but Safin has never been a practicing Muslim. But because he is a politician and a member of Putins repressive All Russia party in the Duma when he is visiting a an Islamic country or mosque he does the politically correct thing (see here in the picture). His family background may be Muslim but his Safin's lifestyle has never been.