Old Mosque

The Old Mosque of Moscow was built in 1823 to replace an earlier private mosque that had been destroyed by the 1812 fire

Historical Mosque in Moscow
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Its location is Bolshaya Tatarskaya Street in Zamoskvorechye, a neighbourhood formerly settled by the Tatars.

Mosque on Tatarskaya Street, Moscow^ 1883
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The land was owned by a Tatar merchant, Nasarbai Hashalov. The tsarist authorities permitted the construction of a «Muslim house of prayer» on condition that it would not be called a mosque and that its facade would not differ significantly from neighbouring houses.

Historical Mosque in Moscow
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The cupola and minaret were added in 1880. The madrasa dates from 1915.

The mosque was shut down by the Soviets in 1939 and the minaret was demolished. The last imam was purged. Worship in the mosque did not resume until 1993. The minaret has been rebuilt.

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Old Mosque of Moscow
Russian: Московская историческая мечеть
Moskovskaya istoricheskaya mechet




bld. 1,2, 28, Bolshaya Tatarskaya Street, Moscow 115184
115184, г. Москва, ул. Большая Татарская, д. 28, стр. 1,2

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