Perm Mosque

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Perm Mosque
Mosque Perm.jpg
Basic information
Location Perm, Russia
Geographic coordinates 58°00′51″N 56°13′39″E / 58.014088°N 56.227608°E / 58.014088; 56.227608Coordinates: 58°00′51″N 56°13′39″E / 58.014088°N 56.227608°E / 58.014088; 56.227608
Affiliation Islam
Website islam-perm.ru
Architectural description
Architect(s) Alexander Ozhegov
Architectural type Mosque
Date established 1902 - 1903
Specifications
Dome(s) 1
Minaret(s) 1

The Perm Central Mosque (Пермская соборная мечеть) was built in 1902 and 1903 in the Tatar district of Perm, Russia. Its construction was financed by the local Tatar merchant families. The striped green-and-white building with a tapering minaret was designed by Alexander Ozhegov.[1] For some years it was the northernmost mosque in the world.

After the Russian Revolution the mosque was shut down. The building was used for storing the Communist Party archives between 1940 and 1986.[1] Religious activities in the mosque were resumed in 1990.

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