Indonesian Religious Affairs Ministry And Russian Mufti Council Hold Islamic Tradition in Russia Exhibition

27 February 2019
Islam is one of religions that develop rapidly in Russia. There are at least 25 million Muslims in Russia or 10 percent of the country’s total population. To provide information about Islam in the country, Russian Mufti Council and Indonesian Religious Affairs Ministry held photography exhibition titled Islamic Tradition in Russia. The exhibition is held until March 18, 2019 at Bayt al-quran and Istiqlal Mosque Museum at Indonesian miniature park -TMII. Vice chairman of Russian Mufty Council, Rushan Abbyasov said that through the photography exhibition he hoped Indonesian people can obtain new information about Muslim life in Russia. When he met on the sidelines of the exhibition in Jakarta on Tuesday (26/2), Rushan Abbyasov explained that Russia is a country that upholds religious freedom.
“We want to speak and get the picture about Islam in Russia. About the history of Islam in Russia. About modern situation in Russia. Because many people don’t know about this situation. Now alhamdulilah we have freedom. We have good cooperation relation between our Muslim community with the government, with the parliament, with all state structure, we have good interface religion dialogue between other culture,” Rushan Abbyasov said.
Rushan Abbyasov moreover added that religious freedom is proven by building 8 thousands mosques, Islamic institute and Islamic academy in the last 28 years. On the same occasion Indonesian Religious Affairs Minister, Lukman Hakim Syaifudin explained that Russia has the same religious life with Indonesia where people with different religions can live together. Russian Ambassador to Indonesia, Lyudmila Vorobieva, explained that the exhibition is important for Russia as a media to remind local people of diverse religious backgrounds.