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The Republic of North Ossetia-Alania , Vladikavkaz

The Mukhtarov Mosque

The Mukhtarov Mosque, or the Sunni Mosque, is one of the symbols of Vladikavkaz. It is located on Kotsoeva street on the left bank of the Terek river. The Mosque is built in the Egyptian architectural style. The Mukhtarov Mosque is named after the Azeri philanthropist Murtuzy-Aga Mukhtarov, who donated over 50,000 rubles (an incredibly large sum for that time) for the construction.

The history of construction itself adds a bit of romantic flair to the edifice. The mosque was commissioned by Murtazy Mukhtarov in order to express his gratitude to the city of Vladikavkaz, where he first met with his future wife. The mosque opened its doors in 1908. But soon after, the government decided to destroy the Sunni Mosque. In order to prevent the destruction, soldiers defended the holy place with deadly force. In 1960, the mosque was placed under the protection of the state.

Electronic Map of Recreational Resources of the Republic North Ossetia — Alania / alania-map.ru


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Address: The Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Vladikavkaz, Kotsoeva St., 62


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