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Qolşärif Mosque, Kazan

Pic of the Week: 23 September 2011

Qolşärif Mosque in Kazan

by Trevor Chapman © 2011

Qolşärif Mosque – variously Qol Sharif, Kol Sharif, Qol Sherif or even Kul Sharif – was built in 2005 on the site of an earlier mosque destroyed by Ivan the Terrible’s forces in 1552. It’s reputedly the largest mosque in Russia and the largest in Europe outside Istanbul.

PG Author: Trevor Chapman

Trevor lives in South East England and travels all over Europe carrying out warranty audits for a large automotive manufacturer. This takes him to places that not many other people normally get to visit, like Kazan. A large part of his recent travel has been to Eastern Europe and you can read about some of his experiences on his website:

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