Support The Moscow Times!

Court: Repay Mosque Debt

A Moscow court on Friday ordered a Muslim organization and a contractor to pay 64.5 million rubles ($2.2 million) to architect firm Aversproyekt in connection with the reconstruction of the Moscow Cathedral Mosque.

Aversproyekt sued the Spiritual Board of Muslims and contractor Inzhtransstroi over the unpaid debt, Interfax reported.

The Moscow Cathedral Mosque, located at 7 Vypolzov Pereulok, opened in 1904 and has been undergoing a major reconstruction since 2005.

(MT)

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

Please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world's largest country.