Ismagilov: Saudi authorities have significantly improved the safety of the Hajj

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotobanka the Russian pilgrims in the tent camp in MinaIsmagilov: Saudi authorities have significantly improved the safety of the Hajj© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

Saudi authorities after a number of tragic incidents during the Hajj has made findings and has improved its organization, so that the undertaken measures will allow to ensure security, including the Russian pilgrims, said RIA Novosti Director General of «Hajj Fund» (the official organizer of the pilgrimage from tsdum) Tagir Ismagilov.

«There was a crash in one year was the fall of the crane, and then hustle in the valley of Mina, — all this was taken into account, had taken additional steps to increase security, and last year it was very noticeable that there were no incidents. The military were called in to control flow. So I hope that no accidents will happen», said Ismagilov.

In 2017, Saudi Arabia has increased the quota for Hajj for Muslims from Russia by 25% to 20.5 thousand (16.4 thousand last year). The pilgrims will fly to the Holy sites of Mecca and Medina in the summer, and will be completed Hajj after Eid al-Adha, which this year falls on September 1.

According to the Director «Hajj Fund», this year Saudi Arabia raised the price of the service, however, the spokesman expressed the hope that this will not affect the scale of pilgrimage. «We still try to keep the bar not to expensive it was for Muslims, the parishioners of our mosques, so people could go», — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to the data, which led Ismagilov, in the past year from these to Hajj went 2,250 people this year, «the plan is to take 3 thousand people,» usage-based «backup, unfilled quotas.»

Tagir Ismagilov took part in celebrations on the occasion 1128-th anniversary of adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgars, which took place in the ancient city of Bolgar. In particular, in the framework of festive events on may 20, President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, the Supreme mufti of Russia Talgat Tajuddin and other Muslim spiritual leaders attended the presentation of buildings under construction of the Bulgarian Islamic Academy — the new Muslim spiritual and educational center of Russia. The event was attended by thousands of Muslims from all over the country.


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