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Eid al-Adha celebrated in Russia

September 24, 2015, 14:11 UTC+3
In Moscow, the service was held in three places: Old Mosque, the Memorial and the Cathedral Mosques
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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, on September 24. Photo: Muslims praying outside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, on September 24. Photo: Muslims praying outside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, on September 24. Photo: Muslims praying outside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
In Moscow, the service was held in three places: Old Mosque, the Memorial and the Cathedral Mosques. Photo: Moscow Cathedral Mosque during Eid al-Adha
In Moscow, the service was held in three places: Old Mosque, the Memorial and the Cathedral Mosques. Photo: Moscow Cathedral Mosque during Eid al-Adha
In Moscow, the service was held in three places: Old Mosque, the Memorial and the Cathedral Mosques. Photo: Moscow Cathedral Mosque during Eid al-Adha
© Natalia Garnelis/TASS
Tens of thousands of worshipers participated in festive prayers in Moscow
Tens of thousands of worshipers participated in festive prayers in Moscow
Tens of thousands of worshipers participated in festive prayers in Moscow
© AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
Russian Muslims attending morning prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha at the Moscow Cathedral Mosque
Russian Muslims attending morning prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha at the Moscow Cathedral Mosque
Russian Muslims attending morning prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha at the Moscow Cathedral Mosque
© EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY
Russia's top Muslim Cleric Ravil Gainutdin, right, conducted a religious service inside the newly restored Moscow Cathedral Mosque
Russia's top Muslim Cleric Ravil Gainutdin, right, conducted a religious service inside the newly restored Moscow Cathedral Mosque
Russia's top Muslim Cleric Ravil Gainutdin, right, conducted a religious service inside the newly restored Moscow Cathedral Mosque
© AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko
An aerial view of Muslims praying outside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque during Eid al-Adha
An aerial view of Muslims praying outside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque during Eid al-Adha
An aerial view of Muslims praying outside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque during Eid al-Adha
© Natalia Garnelis/TASS
A Muslim seen by shoe racks inside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque
A Muslim seen by shoe racks inside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque
A Muslim seen by shoe racks inside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque
© Valery Sharifulin/TASS
Muslims constitute a majority in Russia’s regions of Adygea, Tatarstan, Bashkiria, Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia
Muslims constitute a majority in Russia’s regions of Adygea, Tatarstan, Bashkiria, Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia
Muslims constitute a majority in Russia’s regions of Adygea, Tatarstan, Bashkiria, Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
Islam is the second largest religion in Russia, which has more than 7,000 mosques. Photo: Muslims praying outside the Cathedral Mosque during a mass prayer on Eid al-Adha in Novosibirsk
Islam is the second largest religion in Russia, which has more than 7,000 mosques. Photo: Muslims praying outside the Cathedral Mosque during a mass prayer on Eid al-Adha in Novosibirsk
Islam is the second largest religion in Russia, which has more than 7,000 mosques. Photo: Muslims praying outside the Cathedral Mosque during a mass prayer on Eid al-Adha in Novosibirsk
© Yevgeny Kurskov/TASS
Republic of Bashkortostan head Rustem Khamitov and Chief Mufti of Russia Talgat Tajuddin at the Lala-Tulpan Cathedral Mosque in Ufa
Republic of Bashkortostan head Rustem Khamitov and Chief Mufti of Russia Talgat Tajuddin at the Lala-Tulpan Cathedral Mosque in Ufa
Republic of Bashkortostan head Rustem Khamitov and Chief Mufti of Russia Talgat Tajuddin at the Lala-Tulpan Cathedral Mosque in Ufa
© Vadim Braidov/TASS
Muslims seen outside the Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari's Copper Mosque during the celebration of Eid al-Adha, in the town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk region
Muslims seen outside the Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari's Copper Mosque during the celebration of Eid al-Adha, in the town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk region
Muslims seen outside the Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari's Copper Mosque during the celebration of Eid al-Adha, in the town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk region
© Donat Sorokin/TASS
Muslims praying near the Cathedral Mosque in Saint-Petersburg
Muslims praying near the Cathedral Mosque in Saint-Petersburg
Muslims praying near the Cathedral Mosque in Saint-Petersburg
© Alexandr Demyanchuk/TASS
Russia is home to a total of 23 million Muslims representing 38 peoples, according to the Council of Muftis. Photo: Muslims seen outside a mosque in the village of Nizhniye Meteski, Tatarstan
Russia is home to a total of 23 million Muslims representing 38 peoples, according to the Council of Muftis. Photo: Muslims seen outside a mosque in the village of Nizhniye Meteski, Tatarstan
Russia is home to a total of 23 million Muslims representing 38 peoples, according to the Council of Muftis. Photo: Muslims seen outside a mosque in the village of Nizhniye Meteski, Tatarstan
© Yegor Aleev/TASS
Sacrificial sheep seen on Eid al-Adha in Kazan
Sacrificial sheep seen on Eid al-Adha in Kazan
Sacrificial sheep seen on Eid al-Adha in Kazan
© Maxim Tumanov/TASS
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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, on September 24. Photo: Muslims praying outside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
In Moscow, the service was held in three places: Old Mosque, the Memorial and the Cathedral Mosques. Photo: Moscow Cathedral Mosque during Eid al-Adha
© Natalia Garnelis/TASS
Tens of thousands of worshipers participated in festive prayers in Moscow
© AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
Russian Muslims attending morning prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha at the Moscow Cathedral Mosque
© EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY
Russia's top Muslim Cleric Ravil Gainutdin, right, conducted a religious service inside the newly restored Moscow Cathedral Mosque
© AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko
An aerial view of Muslims praying outside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque during Eid al-Adha
© Natalia Garnelis/TASS
A Muslim seen by shoe racks inside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque
© Valery Sharifulin/TASS
Muslims constitute a majority in Russia’s regions of Adygea, Tatarstan, Bashkiria, Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
Islam is the second largest religion in Russia, which has more than 7,000 mosques. Photo: Muslims praying outside the Cathedral Mosque during a mass prayer on Eid al-Adha in Novosibirsk
© Yevgeny Kurskov/TASS
Republic of Bashkortostan head Rustem Khamitov and Chief Mufti of Russia Talgat Tajuddin at the Lala-Tulpan Cathedral Mosque in Ufa
© Vadim Braidov/TASS
Muslims seen outside the Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari's Copper Mosque during the celebration of Eid al-Adha, in the town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk region
© Donat Sorokin/TASS
Muslims praying near the Cathedral Mosque in Saint-Petersburg
© Alexandr Demyanchuk/TASS
Russia is home to a total of 23 million Muslims representing 38 peoples, according to the Council of Muftis. Photo: Muslims seen outside a mosque in the village of Nizhniye Meteski, Tatarstan
© Yegor Aleev/TASS
Sacrificial sheep seen on Eid al-Adha in Kazan
© Maxim Tumanov/TASS

On September 24, muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice. The festival marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. In Moscow, the service was held in three places: Old Mosque, the Memorial and the Cathedral Mosques. Russia's top Muslim Cleric Ravil Gainutdin conducted a religious service inside the newly restored Moscow Cathedral Mosque. Islam is the second largest religion in Russia, which has more than 7,000 mosques. Russia is home to a total of 23 million Muslims representing 38 peoples, according to the Council of Muftis. Look through this gallery by TASS to see how Russian muslims celebrated Eid al-Adha.

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