Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque

The Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque (Russian: Mechet Akhmata Kadyrova) is located in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. It is the largest mosques in Russia and is officially known as the “The Heart of Chechnya” (Russian: Serdtse Chechni).

The mosque is named after Akhmad Kadyrov who commissioned its construction from the mayor of Konya. The mosque design with a set of 62-metre (203 ft.)-tall minarets is based on the Blue Mosque in İstanbul.

On October 16, 2008, the mosque was officially opened in a ceremony in which Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov spoke and was with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. In this mosque, ten thousand Muslims can pray at a time.

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