Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque in Grozny – Chechnya
The Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque (Russian: Мечеть Ахмата Кадырова, Mechet Akhmata Kadyrova) is located in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. It is one of the largest mosques in Russia and is officially known as the “The Heart of Chechnya” (Russian: Сердце Чечни, Serdtse Chechni). The mosque is named after Akhmad Kadyrov who commissioned its construction from the mayor of Konya. The mosque design with a set of 62-metre (203 ft)-tall minarets is based on the Blue Mosque in İstanbul.
On October 16, 2008, the mosque was officially opened in a ceremony in which Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov spoke and was with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. In this mosque, ten thousand Muslims can pray at a time and its minarets reach 62 metres (203 ft) high.