under Construction in Simferopol of the Cathedral mosque may open in 2021. This at a press conference in the multimedia press center MIA “Russia today” in Simferopol, the Deputy mufti of Muslims of Crimea Asadullah Bairov.

According to him, now work at the facility stopped due to the requirements introduced in the Republic of high alert due to the coronavirus.

– When breaks in the mode of work will be initiated, where possible, – said the Deputy mufti. – Facade largely complete, before it stops working actively went interior.

estimates Bairova, the mosque can be extended for a year “smooth” construction.

the Head of the state Committee for international relations of the Crimea by albert Canview expressed hope that the inauguration of the mosque, which he called the “center of all Muslims of the Crimea”, will happen in 2021.

the Official also said that in the first half of the year 2021 is planned to complete the construction of the memorial complex in memory of victims of deportation on the place train station “siren” in the Bakhchisarai district. However, he admitted that the opening of the memorial is timed to the anniversary of deportation of Crimean Tatars from the Peninsula on may 18, 1944.

Recall that the Cathedral mosque of Crimea with a total area of 5.7 thousand square meters built in the area of Simferopol reservoir from September 2015. At the same time in the main hall of the mosque for prayer will gather 1,500 men, and on the balcony – 900 women. Minarets 49 meters high, surmounted by gilded crescents, facing trimmed with white marble. And the front of the guest house and the administrative building will be decorated with handmade tiles. The project cost was initially estimated at two billion rubles. Deadlines mosques in operation in the spring of 2019 has been pushed back to 2020.