The construction work of the mosque, which has been going on for ten years, has cost around $170 million. The mosque is capable of accommodating up to 10,000 worshippers simultaneously.
Ravil Gaynutdin, the chair of the Russian Council of Muftis, has said it is the largest house of worship for Muslims in Europe. The mosque was originally built in 1904 but was torn down in 2005 for constructing the new building.
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