One of Europe's largest mosques opens in Moscow

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The long awaited opening of the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, the largest in Europe took place in the Russian capital on September 23, 2015.  It has capacity for around 10,000 worships to pray on six floors. The opening ceremony was attended by the leaders of Russia, Turkey, Palestine and Kazakhstan.  "This work is particularly important today as attempts are undertaken to exploit religious feelings for political purposes," Putin said during the opening of the mosque, which is said to cost some $170 million.

Around 140 thousand Muslims gathered at mosques in Moscow to celebrate the Feast of Sacrifice, an Islamic holiday dedicated to the Prophet Ibrahim. The main celebrations took place at the newly-opened Moscow Cathedral Mosque, one of the biggest in Europe.

The celebrations also took place in two other mosques in Moscow – The Old Mosque and Memorial mosque.


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