Russia

Kul Sharif Mosque 

The Qolşärif mosque was reputed at the time of its construction the largest mosque in Russia, and in Europe outside of Istanbul.

Four centuries ago the legendary many-minaret Kul Sharif Mosque decorated the capital of Kazan Khanate impressing everybody with its magnificence, grace, beauty and rich library. It was named in honor of its last Imam Seid Kul Sharif - one of Kazan defence leaders.

Grozny Central Dome Mosque

The mosque design is based on the Blue Mosque in İstanbul. On October 16, 2008, the mosque was officially opened in a ceremony in which Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov spoke and was with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. This mosque is one of the biggest in Europe. In this mosque ten thousand Muslims can pray at a time and its minarets reach 60m high. Usually this mosque is called "The heart of the Chechnya"


Saint Petersburg Mosque

The St. Petersburg Mosque, when it was completed in the waning days of the last Tsar, could hold many of St. Petersburg’s 8,000 Muslims. The massive mosque stands tall near the Neva River, not far from the Peter and Paul Fortress and other central St. Petersburg landmarks.

That the mosque survived the Bolshevik Revolution and the siege of Leningrad is incredible. However, the beautiful building was used as a warehouse starting in the 1940′s, and was only allowed to again function as a mosque at the request of Indonesia’s president in 1956. The mosque continues to serve St. Petersburg Muslims to this day, and the interior of the building is open only to members.