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Tatarstan will create a website dedicated to the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria

From current events to the analysis of the state and development of Muslim infrastructures

As Realnoe Vremya found out, the Ministry of Culture of Tatarstan began looking for a developer of a website dedicated to 1100e anniversary of the adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria — the jubilee is celebrated this year. 10 million rubles are ready to be paid for the creation, support and promotion of the Republican budget.

The website is created to cover events dedicated to the 1100e anniversary of the adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria on the Internet. The events began in January both in Tatarstan and in the other Russias, notably in Moscow.

With the help of the website, it is planned to acquaint the public with the history of Islam in Russia. The propaganda of the “traditional spiritual values ​​and intellectual heritage of Russian Muslims” and the “realisation of the history and culture of the peoples of the Middle Volga region since the 10e century so far in light of Volga Bulgaria’s adoption of Islam” are another objective. The website is also designed to attract Russian Muslims to Russian crafts and events related to the Jubilee celebration.

Less than a month is granted to develop the website. For 20 days after signing the contract, the development must submit to the Ministry of Culture of Tatarstan the final product containing four sections. First of all, a mass media section with news, interviews, press releases, publications, photos and videos. The website should already have 10 news, three photo stories and a video at the time of publication.

Photo: Oleg Tikhonov (archive)

The second part is historical and cultural. It must be information on the history of Islam in Eastern Europe – from the era of the Khazar Kaganate to the Soviet period – and on the contemporary Islamic culture of the Muslim ethnicities of Russia.

The third section will be devoted to international editions on cooperation between Russia, including Tatarstan and other regions, and foreign countries and organizations of the Islamic world in the economic, educational and cultural spheres. In addition, one can find information about the life of our famous Muslim compatriots outside Russia and about the Islamic heritage of Russian Muslims abroad.

The fourth section will contain information on Islam and Islamic Studies in Contemporary Russia. Readers can get acquainted with contemporary Russian Islamic studies, leading scientists and the results of their research, especially the study of the Islamic religious heritage of Russian peoples. The publications of the fourth section will deal both with the concretization of the experience of Russia and its regions in the development of Islamic institutes in the post-Soviet period. There will also be published notes on discussions and panel discussions with renowned experts in Islamic studies, Muslim businessmen, religious clerics, bloggers. In addition, topical questions of the country’s Muslim community about the modern role of Islam in the life of Russian peoples will be raised.

Photo: Oleg Tikhonov (archive)

Perhaps the fourth section will be the most informative. In addition to the information mentioned above, an entire unit will be devoted to analyzing the state and development of Muslim infrastructure – halal food and entertainment for Muslims, the activity of Muslim educational institutions and the media Muslims. Posts and reviews from well-known Muslim bloggers will also be published.

The contractor’s obligations are not limited to the creation of the website. Until the end of the contract term – December 31, 2022, he must organize and hold at least one round table on the territory of each of the 43 districts of Tatarstan and two urban districts – Kazan and Naberezhnye Chelny. They are to take place in the capital of neighboring Bashkiria Ufa as well as in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Makhachkala.

The feast of 1100e anniversary of the adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria began in January

It should be remembered that the celebration of the 1100e anniversary of the adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria in Tatarstan began in January 2022. The Russian Muslim Forum where the national project of Tuganbatyr was presented was the first event dedicated to the jubilee. Then, a handwritten mushaf of the Noble Quran began to be created.

Photo: Maxim Platonov

After Tatarstan, the central region joined the celebration of the date which is important for the Islamic world. In January, the Moscow Cathedral Mosque hosted the 7e Russian Annual Conference, The Shigabutdin Marjani Readings on Russian Islam: Realizing the Age-Old Experience of Russian Muslims. In May, an exhibition of the 1100e anniversary of the adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria opened in the State Duma.

The plan of events by the 1100e anniversary of the adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria was confirmed a month after the first event devoted to this data, in February. It includes 79 events – from concerts and plays to creating a memorable medal.

The main festivities took place in Tatarstan in May. A memorable stone of the Cathedral Mosque was laid in Kazan instead of a demolished Kyrlay amusement park.

Photo: Dmitry Reznov

Festivities also took place in Bolgar in May – the Grand Congress of Bolgar. One of the many meetings of the organizing committee for the organization of the Fête des 1100eanniversary of the adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria chaired by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin was held there. A solemn cancellation ceremony in honor of the 1100e anniversary of the adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria was held there.

Tatiana Dyomina

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