i think Putin is using the german model of certified religions by the state. France also has such a system but not as stringent, although they did kick out the Scientologists, I believe.
Putin however is much more strategic. Him and Bin Laden made a secret peace deal, I believe, or at least Al Zwahiri is known to be a Soviet agent while Bin Laden who was funded by the Saudis and ISI was competing with the moderates the CIA was supporting. Ultimately I think Bin Laden got angry at the Saudis friending America and turned to the Taleban to eject that influence.
Last but not least, Al Zwahiri seemed not to listen to Bin Laden when the latter was telling him to stop bombing other muslims in Iraq. So I think the RUssians betrayed Bin Laden through Al Zwahiri.
Islam and communism have one thing in common, and it is that communism is about enslaving people as material tools through the flag, while Islam provides the legalistic loopholes in the consciousness to abandon religious respect and rationalizing anything, including turning communist.
I would not be surprized if that mosque in Chechnya is somehow controled by the FSB. THe Orthodox Church is not a fluke either, and it certainly is to steer the Russian man from being emasculated the way he is in America. THe FSB is known to have sent Russian homosexual agitators in America only to have them report to RUssians how they would have sex with black men, to the disgust of Russians, thus driving a wedge between them and America.