In the Duma and the Federation Council did not support the idea of moving on 1 September for Eid

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotobiennale school year. Archival photoIn the Duma and the Federation Council did not support the idea of moving on 1 September for Eid© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

In the state Duma and the Federation Council criticized the idea of postponement of the Day of knowledge on September 4 due to the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, expressed by the head of the Spiritual Council of Muslims of Russia Alberon Organovym.

«I see no reason why it would be impossible September 1, simultaneously hold and the knowledge Day and the Eid al-Adha. With the deepest respect for the Muslims of Russia… But I think it is not necessary to artificially provoke a conflict. I repeat, not a hindrance. Let’s be the occasion of knowledge Day and Eid al-Adha at the same time. I think that Allah would have approved,» — said RIA Novosti, first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on education and science Oleg Smolin (CPRF).

The Deputy proposed to stick to the formula «God — gods, Caesar — Caesar» and not to do to others what you do not want to imagine.

A similar view was expressed by a member of the Federation Council Committee for education, science and culture Oleg Kazakovtsev. He noted that Russia is a secular state and it is not necessary to disturb the existing tradition. The Senator admitted the transfer of the holiday by decision of the management of the school, but called it junk. «Schools can be boards of Trustees, and if they will take a decision on the postponement of the school ruler, the date can be changed,» said Kazakovtsev.

In Ufa will not learn

In schools Meshchansky district of Moscow where the Cathedral mosque, said that is not going to move the school line to another number. «Of course, the first (of September), it even say nothing», — told RIA Novosti at school No. 2054.

In Tatarstan also said that Will not change the start date of classes in schools and will be held a solemn line on September 1.

At the same time in Ufa made a decision to postpone the beginning of school on September 4. Earlier in «Vkontakte» launched a vote in which inhabitants of the Bashkir capital was able to decide when to start the school year. This day in the region is a public holiday.

Coincided date

On Thursday, the head of the Spiritual Council of Muslims of Russia, mufti Albir Krganov said that the students of a number of Russian schools will go to school a few days later, as knowledge Day coincided with the Muslim holiday.

He said that question was discussed in several regions of Russia and some schools decided to start school on 4 September, as «a large number of believers will come to worship».

Eid al-Adha is one of two major holidays in Islam, the feast of the Hajj, which is celebrated 70 days after Uraza-Bairam. In the Duma and the Federation Council did not support the idea of moving on 1 September for Eid© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobackpack of sacrifice Eid al-Adha

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