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St. Petersburg authorities thanked Muslims for help during the pandemic

St. Petersburg, June 24, 2020

St.Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov had the video conference with representatives of religious organizations of the city on Wednesday this week, the press office of Smolny reports. The head of Russian Northern capital thanked the religious organizations for their charity activity during the coronavirus epidemic.

“Volunteers of various faiths, clergymen, along with doctors and social workers, helped elderly people, families with children, orphans, purchased medical equipment and grocery sets”, he noted.

Muslim Religious Administration of St. Petersburg and the North-West Region of Russia distributed food to war veterans, as well as labour migrants, in several areas of the city.

Early in June mosques of St. Petersburg were reopened after three months lockdown. However, prayers can only be held in a limited way and in compliance with all sanitary standards.

 

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