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Russia: Grand Mufti Gaynetdin shows Putin around new Moscow Cathedral Mosque02:05

Russia: Grand Mufti Gaynetdin shows Putin around new Moscow Cathedral Mosque

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 23, 2015 at 14:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin was shown around the new Moscow Cathedral Mosque, by the Grand Mufti of Russia Rawil Gaynetdin, in the north of the city on Wednesday. He was also accompanied by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas, amongst other officials.

The mosque, also known as Moscow Jum'ah Mosque and Moscow Central Mosque, was demolished four years ago and has been rebuilt to accommodate 10,000 people. After the reopening, held on the eve of Eid al Adha (known in Russia as Kurban Bairam), the temple has become a new complex 20 times larger than its predecessor at 19,000 square meters (204,500 square feet).

Muslims make up roughly 14 percent of Russia's population and about 300,000 of them live in Moscow. The new mosque, which will be the seventh in Moscow, is expected to help decongest other mosques in the city, which are inundated by the capital's growing Muslim population. Muslim clerics are negotiating with the city authorities to build another large mosque outside the Moscow Ring Road

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Russian President Vladimir Putin was shown around the new Moscow Cathedral Mosque, by the Grand Mufti of Russia Rawil Gaynetdin, in the north of the city on Wednesday. He was also accompanied by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas, amongst other officials.

The mosque, also known as Moscow Jum'ah Mosque and Moscow Central Mosque, was demolished four years ago and has been rebuilt to accommodate 10,000 people. After the reopening, held on the eve of Eid al Adha (known in Russia as Kurban Bairam), the temple has become a new complex 20 times larger than its predecessor at 19,000 square meters (204,500 square feet).

Muslims make up roughly 14 percent of Russia's population and about 300,000 of them live in Moscow. The new mosque, which will be the seventh in Moscow, is expected to help decongest other mosques in the city, which are inundated by the capital's growing Muslim population. Muslim clerics are negotiating with the city authorities to build another large mosque outside the Moscow Ring Road

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