Main dome raised on mosque in Penza
Penza, 17 October 2012. PenzaNews. The main dome of the mosque, which is being constructed on Pobeda Av. in Penza, was raised on Wednesday, October 17. According to the chairman of the board of Tatar spiritual heritage fund “Siyanie,” the member of the city council Zhigansha Tuktarov, Penza mosque dome, 12 meters in diameter, weighing about 10 tons, is one of the largest in the Volga region.
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“The construction, which cost about 5 million rubles, was made in Tambov, because not a single local organization dared taking such a difficult project. It was delivered to Penza in parts, and then put together on the spot,” he noted. According to Zhiganshi Tuktarov, Penza mosque dome will be completely finished and coated with gold in a month.
“After all the work on the main dome is finished, the builders will raise a small dome, and start constructing minarets. In spring 2013, according to preliminary estimates, the building will have windows and doors installed,” he said.
Zhigansha Tuktarov added that at the moment the construction of the project is completed by 45-50%.
To date, 13,885,366 rubles are collected for the construction of the mosque out of required 150 million rubles.
Donations continue to arrive.