Russia’s biggest mosque to be built in Moscow


A huge mosque able to accommodate up to 60,000 worshipers is to be built on the outskirts of Moscow. It’s estimated the city is home to up to two million Muslims.

The project to construct the mosque and a cultural center has already been discussed with the capital’s mayor Sergey Sobyanin and is currently being looked at by Moscow’s Committee on Architecture and Urban Planning, writes Izvestia daily.

The new mosque is expected to become one of the largest in the post-Soviet countries and the most spacious in Russia. The town planners have yet to find a suitable location for the massive structure. The Muslim community would prefer it to be located close to the Moscow Ring Road and not far from the Metro. A decision is expected to be announced in September.

Muslim men and a crescent moon reflected in a puddle during the Eid al-Adha (Kurban Bairam in Russian) festival of sacrifice holiday in Moscow. (AFP Photo / Dmitry Kostyukov)

AFP Photo/Andrey Smirnov


Categories: Mosque, Russia

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