The Temple of All Religions in Kazan

The Russian Federation is the largest country in the world and also home to many nations and religions. One of the cities in Russia with multicultural features is Kazan, the former captal of the Kazan Khanate and also the place where the descendants of Volga Bulgaria live.

Today we don’t call Russia a communist country and the holy places are not demolished by the officials. Many temples have been restored. Along with the rebuilding of many great cathedrals, mosques are also re-erected. Kazan is a city with predominantly Muslim population, but Christianity and Judaism are also present. Recently, the city gained fame with its temple of all religions.

The Temple of All Religions or the Temple of the Universe is an architectural complex in Staroye Arakchino Microdistrict of Kazan, Russia, incorporating Orthodox church, minaret, synagogue and other recognizable forms of religious architecture. Its construction continues, having been started in 1992 by local artist and philanthropist Ildar Khanov. The structure serves as a cultural centre and a residence for Khanov and his assistants.

The structure is not an active temple of one or several religions, but rather a “temple of culture and truth” as Khanov describes its mission. It has become a popular landmark of the city of Kazan, which takes pride in peaceful combination of different cultures (Islamic Tatar culture, Orthodox Russian, and others). Khanov says that eventually the structure will have 16 domes, corresponding to 16 of the world religions.

Although Russia is not as popular as a tourist destination, its rich cultural heritage is not to be neglected. Using the international call services will help you in planning your trip and lodging in Russia.


September 26, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cheap Calls

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