Jameh Masjid of St. Petersburg

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Old 19-Aug-2010
Jameh Masjid of St. Petersburg

Jameh Masjid of St. Petersburg was the first biggest mosque of the Europe when it was opened in 1913.

Built in the capital of Russian Empire St Petersburg with the permission given by Emperor Nicholas II, the mosque was erected to to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the reign of Abdul Ahat Khan in Bukhara.

Its minarets attain 49 meters in height and the impressive dome rises 39 meters high.

It can accommodate up to five thousand worshippers who could not use the mosque between 1940 and 1956 in Soviet era and was made into a warehouse during the Second World War.

Muslims from 22 different nationalities live in St. Petersburg city, the majority of them being Tatars, Azeris, Kazakh, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tajiks, Chechens, Arabs.

Old 19-Aug-2010
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Re: Jameh Masjid of St. Petersburg

nice photography

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