Religious places in Russia

Grand Mosque of Makhachkala

The Grand Mosque in Makhachkala (Yusuf Bei Cami) is the main mosque of the Republic of Dagestan. It is supposed to have been patterned after the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul. The building can accommodate up to 17,000 worshipers.The mosque was completed and consecrated in 1998. It is the focal point of the city’s main thoroughfare, Imam Shamil Avenue.


Moscow Cathedral Mosque

 Moscow Cathedral Mosque (Russian: Moskovskaya sobornaya mechet) is the main mosque of Moscow, Russia. It is located on Olimpiysky Avenue, close to the Olympic Stadium in the centre of the city. Mosque was often viewed as the central mosque in Russia. It was one of the four mosques in Moscow. The original structure was built in 1904 according to the design of the architect Nikolay Zhukov and has undergone some reconstructions since then. The old mosque was demolished on 11 September 2011. A new mosque has been built at the site of the former one. It was officially inaugurated on 23 September 2015. The new mosque has the capacity of ten thousand worshippers. Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey and Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Territories together with local Muslim leaders participated in the inauguration ceremony of this mosque.

Ahmad Kadyrov Mosque

 The Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque is located in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. It is one of the largest mosques in Russia and is officially known as “The Heart of Chechnya”. Mosque “Heart of Chechnya” – one of the largest mosques in the world. Opened October 17, 2008. The mosque is located on the picturesque bank of the Sunzha  River in the middle of a huge park (14 hectares) and is part of the Islamic complex, which, in addition to the mosque, consists of Russian Islamic University. Kunta-Haji and the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Czech Republic. The mosque was built in the classical Ottoman style. The central hall of the mosque is covered with a huge dome (diameter – 16 meters, height – 32 m). The height of the four minarets of 63 meters – one of the highest minarets in the South of Russia. Exterior and interior walls of the mosque are marble, travertine, and the interior is decorated in white marble. The area of the mosque is 5000 square meters and a capacity of more than 10 thousand people. The same number of the faithful can pray in the mosque adjacent to the gallery, and the area in summer.

Mosque “Ar-Rahim”

 Mosque “Ar-Rahim” – This mosque is under construction in the capital of Bashkortostan town of Ufa , a. Mosque founded in honor of the 450th anniversary of Bashkiria’s joining Russia. It is expected that at the time of completion of construction in 2017 will be the largest mosque in Russia. The diameter of the dome is 23 meters, its height – 46, height of minarets is almost 77 meters. Male hall is designed for 1200 people, women – 400. During major events provided an opportunity to use all the space: entrance hall, viewing platforms.