Thousandth Anniversary of Islam Mosque

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Distinct from other mosques, the Thousandth Anniversary of Islam Mosque was built in the Russian part of Kazan on the Kaban Lake. It was here that the Kulmametovskaya Mosque, the first wooden mosque in Kazan was located.

The mosque was designed in 1912 by architect Нуvgeny Pechnikov. As the mosque was built in commemoration of a thousand years of Islam in the Middle Volga region, it was fashioned with a symbolic meaning. The three-level minaret represents the pre-Islamic, medieval, and new periods of the region's history.