It was forbidden to pray in the St. Petersburg Mosque in Russia, the largest mosque in Europe, for nearly 16 years. Built in 1913, the mosque is characterized by its blue mosaic dome. It now accomodates nearly 5000 worshippers.
The Islamic-Christian Dialogue, which the OIC intends to launch in cooperation with Russia in the coming days, represents a new step on the road to tolerance and building bridges of trust among the followers of the two largest divine religions in the world.
May God have mercy on the Russian author Valeria Borukhova who passed away a few days ago. The author of the most famous Quran Russian translation introduced Islam in Russia and Central Asia and devoted her life to advocate for Islam in her country.