The Muslim community of St. Petersburg first petitioned the Russian Empire for permission to build a mosque in St. Petersburg in 1881, but they were refused. It was not until the Emir of Bukhara spoke with Nicolas II personally that the project was approved. The first service that was held in the mosque in 1913 commemorated the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty.
Visitors to the site can enjoy the fine art and architecture of the Great Mosque, including some very intricate mosaics and ceramic décor. The Mosque also has a lot of cultural and educational resources, including a library, multimedia selections and conference rooms.
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