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Tver Mosque (Тверская Соборная Мечеть) (Tver)

Tver Mosque (Тверская Соборная Мечеть) (Tver)

 

 

 

Location: Ulitsa Sovetskaya (former Millionaya)

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Tver Mosque

Tver Mosque was built in 1905 under supervision of local imam (Muslim spiritual leader) Sayyid Burhan Hussain. It was designed for a small Muslim community of Tver that numbered about 300 people at the time. The opening ceremony of the mosque was held on October 27 which coincided with the holy month of Ramadan. Government officials presented contractually telegram from Russian Emperor Nicholas II along with a hefty sum as a donation for the Muslim community of Tver. After atheists came to power Tver Mosque along with other religious buildings in the city was closed. It was used for various purposes including warehouse, restaurant and etc. Only after break up of Soviet Union Muslim community got their house of prayer back. It underwent restoration to its original appearance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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