Putin said that the government will continue to support Islamic education

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in potomacfever Putin during a meeting in Kazan with representatives of Muslim religious organizations and leaders of the Bulgarian Islamic Academy. 25 January 2018Putin said that the government will continue to support Islamic education© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

Support for Islamic education in Russia in large state institutions will continue, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin meeting with the Muftis of centralized religious organizations of Muslims of Russia and the leaders of the Bulgarian Islamic Academy.

«We certainly will support further (Islamic education — ed.)… we will continue to support large state universities,» the President said.

He also noted the importance of Muslim spiritual education among youth, in an environment where a lot of problems and destructive ideas. «But with these ideas, even destructive, you can only fight one way — using other ideas. Such who promote and educate people in the theological Academy, which was created here (Bulgarian Academy of Islamic — ed.), in other academies and educational institutions in Moscow and Ufa, and the Caucasus», — said the head of state.

Before meeting with Muftis Putin showed the layout of the Bulgarian Islamic Academy. It was opened on 4 September 2017 in the city of Bolgar in Tatarstan. Students study the field of «Islamic law» and «Islamic thought and creed,» education is free, students receive a scholarship, the base rate which is three thousand rubles a month.

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