MOSCOW (QHA) -

Apart from the world’s spiritual leaders and heads of Islamic states, the ceremony will also be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as well as leaders of Palestine, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Uzbekistan and other countries.

Built in 1904 with funds donated by a Tatar businessman and philanthropist, the mosque saw its large-scale restoration begin as far back as 2005.

In the course of the restoration, the mosque’s area has increased 20 times and currently covers 20 thousand square meters. It is now a 6-storey building that has an accommodation capacity of 10 thousand persons. There will also be a museum of Islam on the site of the mosque. It cost a total of $170 million to have the mosque renovated and decorated.

There are currently 5 officially registered mosques in Moscow, including the Cathedral Mosque.

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