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Tatarstan celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory with an interfaith bike ride

Chistopol, June 22, 2020 

The interfaith bike ride in honour of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War Today was held by the Chistopol Muslim Community on Monday this week. Representatives of the Muslim and Orthodox communities had to pass about 40 kilometers along the route Chistopol-Buldyr-Chistopol.

The participants of the event gathered at the ​​Hazine and Umylenie squares. Among them were the parishioners of both mosques and Orthodox churches. All the gathered were greeted by the chairman of the council of aksakals (elders) of Chistopol Muslim Community, Farit Galimov, deputy head of the city of Chistopol, Mikhail Ksenofontov, dean of the Chistopol region, priest Alexander Belyaev.

On the same day there was held a meeting in Buldyr dedicated to the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow. Representatives of the Chistopol diocese and the Chistopol Muslim Community presented memorial gifts to the home front workers. Those who came to the event paid tribute to the defenders of the Motherland with a moment of silence as well. Next the participants put 75 carnations to the war veterans’ monument that symbolized the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory.

 

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