religion in Russia

Russian muslims celebrate holy month of Ramadan

Russian Muslims have welcomed the holy month of Ramadan, which began on April 24.  Every evening when the sun has set, families and friends would usually get together for the Iftar meal to break the fast. Many people go to the …

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Holy month of Ramadan begins

Muslims throughout the world are ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Sunday evening, May 5.  The tradition began in the seventh century and commemorates the month when the Prophet Mohammed retreated to a cave …

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 Moscow calls for global fight against terrorism

Representatives of different religions and secular society must constantly engage in dialogue, the purpose of which is opposition to destructive activities of terrorist organizations, because now international terrorism has become a truly …

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Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is a holiday, which marks the beginning of the year in the Jewish calendar. It is one of the most important Jewish holidays. This year, Rosh Hashanah (the new year 5777 in the beginning of creation according to the Jewish …

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Gaynutdin: Hajj ends with no incidents this year

The pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has ended this year without any incidents, the chairman of the Russian Muftis Council, Ravil Gaynutdin, who carried out a service at the Moscow Cathedral Mosque marking the Eid al-Adha holiday, …

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Putin congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Adha

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated all Muslims of the country on the Eid al-Adha holiday, the Kremlin press service reports. The Russian president stressed that the Muslim community makes a significant …

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Happy Eid al-Adha!

Today Muslims around the world are celebrating the festival of the sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. On this day believers gather at a mosque for common prayer and sacrifice an …

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Russian muftis ready to reconcile Moscow and Ankara

The Russian Muftis Council is ready to join the process of normalization of relations between Moscow and Ankara, the chairman of the Council, Ravil Gaynutdin, said. "We believe that the Russian Muslims should be …

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