We thought it might be interesting to visit Grozny city of today and look how it has changed after the war. It turned out that the city was totally restored and it doesn’t remind much of the hard time it had to go through.
There are no exchange offices in Grozny but there are many money changers who always offer favorable rate.
The main mosque of the city
It’s the largest mosque in Russia and Europe.
It was opened on 17, October, 2008 during the forum “Islam – religion of peace and creation”. Its construction began in 2006 with the assistance of Turkey. The mosque’s minarets are the haghest in Russia, but the height of the cupola is 3 meters less than those in Kazan and St. Petersburg. Besides, it is more spacious than the mosque of Makhachkala.
Outside and inside walls are decorated with rarest marble – travertine, and the interior is beautified with white marble that is quarried on the island of Marmara Adasi in the Sea of Marmara.
There are lots of FSB officers in Grozny.
Only unarmed people may enter the mosque.