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Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr

On Sunday, June 25, Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr - a religious holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. By tradition, Grand Mufti of Russia Ravil Gaynutdin is to address Muslim believers from the …

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Kazakhstan to ban paranja

Kazakh authorities plan to ban wearing niqab and burqa in public places and take measures to protect the rights of non-believers, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society reported. The Ministry already develops corresponding …

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Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Easter

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated citizens of the country on Easter, wishing them health, success and well-being. He stressed that Easter is an important holiday for all residents of …

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Putin sends Easter greetings to Patriarch Kirill

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin greeted Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia on the Easter Sunday, the Kremlin’s press service said, TASS reports. "The great holiday of Easter awakens the kindest …

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Dagestan's Hajj quota revealed

6 thousand residents of Dagestan will be able to travel for Hajj this year, region's committee on religious affairs reported. "This is the same quota as last year," the report said. …

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Jews all over the world celebrate Purim

This night Jews begin to celebrate Purim - the most fun-filled, action-packed day of the Jewish year.  The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late …

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Kadyrov: religious clothing ban hurts society

The ban on wearing Muslim head scarves or using any other religious attributes in schools hurts religious feelings of people of Russia and has a negative impact on society, head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said. …

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 Iran and Saudi Arabia discuss Hajj

A Saudi minister held talks with an Iranian delegation in the city of Jeddah about the possibility of Iranian pilgrims rejoining the annual Hajj. The kingdom’s minister in charge of pilgrimages, Mohammed …

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