Russia’s national news agency has posted a photo of a mosque in the northern Russian province of Njik that may be called a mosque, though there are no details on its construction.
The photo was taken by local residents in Njika, where residents have been living since the Soviet era.
The site of the mosque is named after the Malay Muslim saint Sulaiman al-Qubtai who is known for his preaching and for his mosque at his home in the town of Njaik.
The building was built by the Islamic Religious Revival Foundation in the early 20th century.
The mosque’s construction is now under the jurisdiction of the Njikan provincial government, which has issued permits for the building to be built.
The Islamic Religious Restoration Foundation has not responded to Ars’ request for comment.
The post has not yet been updated.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.