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Exhibition "Islamic traditions in Russia" opened in Jeddah On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, an important international cultural event took place on the sidelines of the external meeting of the Group of Strategic Vision "Russia - Islamic World" held in Jeddah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). The exhibition "Islamic traditions in Russia", which marks the 1100th anniversary of adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria, opened its doors to visitors. The exhibition was organized by the Religious Board of Muslims of the Russian Federation with the support of the Musllim World League represented by its chairman Muhammad Abdulkarim Al-Isa.

The ceremony was attended by His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Governor of Makkah Al-Mukarramah, President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, deputy chairman of the Religious Board of Muslims of the Russian Federation and the Russia Muftis Council Rushan Abbasov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the KSA Walid Bin Abdul Karim and Minister of Wakf of Egypt Muhammad Mukhtar Jumah, Egypt's Grand Mufti Dr. Shawki Ibrahim Allam, Chairman of the Supreme Islamic Council of Bahrain Sheikh Abdurahman bin Rashid Al Khalifa, leaders of the Muslim World League, Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought Hamid Hawali Shahryari, representatives of government agencies, international public organizations, scientists, diplomats, journalists and religious figures.

The deputy chairman of the RBMRF and RMC Rushan Abbyasov, head of the Culture Department of the RBMRF Renat Abyanov and head of the International Department of the RBMRF Ildar Galeyev offered the distinguished guests a historical and cultural tour around the exhibition.

The exhibition "Islamic traditions in Russia" presents the rich cultural and historical heritage of Russian Muslims and provides information about the personality of Ahmad ibn Fadlan and the route of the Abbasid mission from Baghdad to Bolgar. During the exhibition tour the presenters emphasised the role of the Russian Muslim Ummah in the development of public diplomacy and strengthening spiritual and cultural ties between Russia and the Islamic world.

The exposition is divided into 8 parts, each of them representing one of Russia's federal districts. It contains different mosque photos and some items related to spiritual and material culture, including folk crafts. One of the most important sections of the exhibition was dedicated to Russian-Saudi relations, their key milestones, common achievements, developed dialogue and close contacts.

The guests were also familiarized with the book heritage of Russian Muslims and the history of printed and handwritten Muslim books. The exhibition also includes a multimedia section with films about Russian Muslims, including VR-videos.

The main showpiece of the exhibition is a copy of the Holy Qur'an published in Kazan (Kazan Basmasy) over 120 years ago.

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