The construction of the building of the Cathedral mosque in Simferopol will begin in 2017

The construction of the building of the Cathedral mosque in Simferopol will begin in 2017© RIA Novosti. Artem reminscient to the photobank

. Pouring the Foundation and construction of the building of the Cathedral mosque in Simferopol will begin in 2017. Reported to RIA Novosti in the press service of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Crimea.

«In accordance with the schedule in the new year will start the construction of the mosque. The pit is ready, all preparations done, and how soon will be cold, will start pouring the Foundation. With the help of God by 2019, the ninth year the construction should be completed», — quotes the press service of the words of the Deputy mufti of Crimea eider Ismailov.

The construction area of the mosque, as specified in the muftiat. is 2.7 hectares. Under the project, the mosque will include two parts: the main building (37 by 37 m) with a dome height of 28 meters and a courtyard with colonnades and sadirvan (a place for ablution before prayer).

The mosque will have four minarets, each with a height of 50 meters. It is planned that the building will accommodate about four thousand people. Thus, only the main prayer hall at the same time will be 1.5 thousand men and 900 women.

The construction of the mosque was resumed on 1 April 2016. Before the Crimean authorities broke the contract with the former General contractor of Turkey, replacing it with a Russian construction company. This decision — to break off all business relations with Turkey was taken after 24 November, the Turkish F-16 fighter was shot down in Syria, the Russian bomber su-24.

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