Rustam Minnikhanov: Peace and harmony are the key to success of any territory development
The President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, took part today in a solemn ceremony of the opening the mosque “Nur Islam” in the center of Arkhangelsk.
The event was held with the participation of the spiritual leader of the Muslims of Russia, the mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin, the governor of the Arkhangelsk region Igor Orlov, the head of Arkhangelsk Igor Godzish, the chairman of the regional Tatar national-cultural autonomy of the Arkhangelsk region Rim Kalimullin, the representatives of the Council of Nationalities of the city of Arkhangelsk and the Arkhangelsk region , traditional confessions.
The wooden building of the mosque was built in Arkhangelsk in 1905 – it was the northernmost mosque in the territory of Russia. The appearance of the Muslim community in the city dates back to the middle of the XIX century. Historically, the Muslim community has always been integrated into the social and economic life of the region, played an important role in the development of the region.
Ravil Gaynutdin, the spiritual leader of the Muslims of Russia, recalled this in his address to the participants of the solemn ceremony.
“These traditions are still preserved today,” the mufti stressed. – The Muslim community is reborn, engaged in creative work and raising children. The restoration of the mosque is a vivid example of the continuation of the policy of interethnic harmony and trust, which can serve as a role model for many other regions. ”
The history of the restoration of the mosque is quite dramatic. After the revolution of 1917, the minaret and the dome of the mosque were dismantled. Since 1931 and for thirty years the building has been under the jurisdiction of state bodies, and then there were units of the regional UFSIN.
The historic building of the mosque in the area of Karl Marx Street was returned to the Muslims on June 1, 2010. In 2012, the restoration of the temple began, which was financed by the association “Nur Islam” with the support of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan. However, on July 18, 2014, as a result of a major fire, the wooden building was almost completely destroyed.
Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin blessed the reconstruction of the historical building, which visited Arkhangelsk in November 2014. This initiative was supported by the Governor of the Arkhangelsk region Igor Orlov.
Thus, the restoration of the mosque is also a striking example of the interaction between the two Russian regions. The restored mosque fully corresponds to the historical appearance – this is a vivid example of wooden architecture, characteristic of the Russian North. This is exactly what the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov drew attention of journalists to.
“Peace and harmony are the guarantee of the success of the development of any territory,” the President of the Republic of Tatarstan underlined. “The experience of our country, in which people of different nationalities and religions live for centuries in peace and friendship, can become an example for other countries.”
“Today, historical justice has been restored,” said Igor Orlov, Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region. – The Muslim community again received its spiritual home. But this event is important for everyone, regardless of nationality or religion. After all, the opening of the mosque, the temple testifies to the revival of spirituality. ”
In the framework of the solemn ceremony Mufti Ravil Gainutdin presented the highest orders of the Muslims of Russia to the Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region Igor Orlov, the Chairman of the Regional Tatar National-Cultural Autonomy of the Arkhangelsk Region, Rim Kalimullin, the General Director of JSC “Holding Company” Ak Bars “Ivan Egorov, the General Director of Zelenodolsky Shipyard JSC them. A.M. Gorky “Renat Mystakhov and expressed the hope that the revived mosque will become the center of spiritual and social life.
Press Service of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, the materials of the Press Service of the Governor and the Government of the Arkhangelsk Region were used. http://dvinanews.ru