46 Kurban Bairam 2011, Part 2

Kurban Bairam 2011, Part 2


Holiday 4

Last Sunday Muslims of Russia celebrated Eid al-Adha, a feast which is known in Russia as Kurban-Bairam. We continue to show how it was celebrated in Russia and former USSR countries.

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Ottenki Serogo 1

Estimates of the number of Muslims living or working in the Russian capital run from 2 million to as high as 5 million.

Ottenki Serogo 2

It was very cold that day. Old people were complaining that they had never had to celebrate the feast in such a bad weather.


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46 Responses to “Kurban Bairam 2011, Part 2”

  1. Uri Katsav says:

    Communists must come back to the Kremlin to clean this mess!

  2. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka here. Ah Jeez couldn’t ya at least have shown us two girls kissing?

  3. paulJ says:

    East is East and West is West. They shall never meet. They are destined for a great conflict. Different belief systems, each believing God is on their side.

  4. raf.pl says:

    please God protect my country from those savages

  5. YJ says:

    The first picture is wrong.

  6. J. Doe says:

    The picture with kissing dudes and the following ones after it are not from Moscow :)

  7. DouglasU says:

    world’s largest cult…..

  8. Mr. Fox says:

    All you guys, Don’t blame the muslim!

  9. wing says:

    Serious trouble for all civilized nations comin’ up real soon! Perhaps Russia will eventually realize that ‘the West’ isn’t as bad as that bloodthirsty cult.

  10. Hola! says:

    This is not the first time when I detect a big fat lie on this website. For example, the first picture and the third from the last one are definitely not from Moscow.
    How many times this website will forge the facts and wishful russophobic fiction? Fail….
    Although, Russia should really follow the French policy of keeping the religious practice out of public places, the animal sacrifices should be kept out of people’s view. What is wrong with city hall permitting this?
    Even Kazan, the Russian Muslim capital of republic of Tatarstan does not perform such brutal and barbaric religious practices. But, maybe, because Tatars are way more civilized and being faithful they keep faith away from unnecessary and way too literal practices.

  11. banditrider says:

    It’s a family site, so no nipples can be shown, but it’s OK to let the kids see photo’s of animals having their throats cut. Something just doesn’t seem quite right.

  12. geoff says:

    I am not Islamic and I am not Christian nor do I eat meat. The comments about the killing of the sheep being horrible make me feel sick because I bet most of you do eat meat. You make sure killing is kept from your eyes by having a butcher do it for you. The truth is that if you eat meat you are a killer. Go to an abattoir and have a look, it is disgusting, horrifying and disgraceful.

    • Hirsh says:

      I’m really getting tired of you going on about your compassion for all life when what you really mean is all life that has two eyes, a nose, a mouth and a beating heart. Everything else is fair game to you. You have no problem getting your sustenance from plants, and i’ll bet you have no problem with living in a lumber house and having “sustainable” wooden furniture that trees give their lives for, and when ants and cockroaches invade your house i don’t have any doubt you treat them like the pest infestation they are, just like everyone else.

      • geoff says:

        Hirsh What would you kill to survive. Where do you draw the line. We all know life must consume life to continue.

        Humans are given a choice Hirsh, we can stand for a higher ideal and what is right or we can pander to and defend our ego.

        Is telling me to come down to your level so I don’t have to look down my nose at you the most constructive thing you have to say.

        • Hirsh says:

          Geoff, As much as i might want to answer you i will not humor you (or anyone else) with a reply to such questions on English Russia any more. That is not what i come here for, and i feel such discussions accomplish nothing, that they all too often have nothing to do with the photos at hand, and IMO ruin ER. This is a comment section for a photo blog, not a discussion forum for guns, politics, morality, etc. If that’s what you want to comment about continue to go right ahead. But i will not be baited into these ideological debates with you or anyone else anymore. Not here. For years i’ve never even made a comment on ER, and from now on the only ones i will be making will directly relate to the photos at hand. That’s because i come here to relax and enjoy myself, not to be moralized too and agitated into debate.

  13. moh says:

    the first picture is from Yemen ! and there’s is at least Five pictures from Libya !! so WTF

  14. BlowME says:

    Why does Russian government allow this medieval rituals… Does US government allow these animal sacrifice rituals in Washington? No… So why be so tolerant… We live in 21 century damn it, so why do we still have this medieval nonsense..?

  15. Uri Katsav says:

    Christians are not better than muslims. They have the barbarian practice of cannibalizing their own own and drinking his bllod!

  16. Uri Katsav says:

    Christians are not better than muslims. They have the barbarian practice of cannibalizing their own god and drinking his bllod!

  17. A.Oscar says:

    When come to religious or anything that has to be, or not to be: goes from generation into generation, either is good or bad, stay on humans thoughts, and nothing else more could happened. Human behavior could change, like any other evolutions: but some of them could stay for thousands of years, from generation. Perhaps some religious have had change a little: but like I said human nature, many times choose for the reasons of habits, don’t feel comfortable with the changes. I wrote so much about human nature: that many times something new come along again. Our planet not that big: but big enough for humans to stay the way always been. I believe in the progress: if could be for a god reason. I am not religious: but somehow scientist of the environment and human behavior of such. It is a long story to explain, no time to do so, but I believe no such God or religious could save or planet from mass destruction. Will come in periods of: a little fast and moderation, until catastrophes will be the same small one’s turned into big ones. Prediction could serve if use science: special now for the weather, I mention this year in USA news papers, that, this winter going to be more snow than the years before, special USA, Canada and Russian. Already I read in Alaska snow like never been before. But the winter just starts: and Russian going to be the same, and more cold, but globe warming yes has to do with such changes. A.Oscar

  18. yojimbo says:

    I disagree with you geoff just because you dislike the idea of killing an animal does not make it morally wrong if it is for the correct reason and I do actually kill and butcher animals that I hunt and I eat them.

    This is no different than what a predator does when it eats and most tigers and wolves crush the neck and windpipe when they kill a much more painful death but that is nature.If you are not being greedy about it and you are thinkful to god mother nature or what ever floats your boat then there is nothing wrong with eating meat.

    Also relying on crops alone is not very good for the environment do you have any idea all the chemicals used to make crops grow on the industrial level? It relies very heavily on fossil fuels and water and land 3 very limited resources.

    Your post comes of as rather high and mighty to be honest geoff which is surprising to me as you do not seem this way in other posts.You are a vegetarian good for you but that does not make those who are not morally inferior to you.There are many ways to live a sustainable life and also be an omnivore

    • geoff says:

      Jimbo You are right on all those points.

      We need people like you Jimbo that can politely point it out when we get it wrong, and my high and mighty arrogance was wrong.

      • Hirsh says:

        Geoff, you really need to stop looking down your nose at how other people live their lives just because it’s not how you would live their lives. Get over yourself. You’re no better then anyone else here, at all.

  19. CZenda says:

    And Abraham awoke in the middle of the night and said to his only son, Isaac, “I have had a dream where the voice of the Lord sayeth that I must sacrifice my only son, so put your pants on.”

    And Isaac trembled and said, “So what did you say? I mean when He brought this whole thing up?”

    “What am I going to say?” Abraham said. “I’m standing there at two A.M. I’m in my underwear with the Creator of the Universe. Should I argue?”

    “Well, did he say why he wants me sacrificed?” Isaac asked his father.

    But Abraham said, “The faithful do not question. Now let’s go because I have a heavy day tomorrow.”

    And Sarah who heard Abraham’s plan grew vexed and said, “How doth thou know it was the Lord and not, say, thy friend who loveth practical jokes, for the Lord hateth practical jokes and whosoever shall pull one shall be delivered into the hands of his enemies whether they pay the delivery charge or not.”

    And Abraham answered, “Because I know it was the Lord. It was a deep, resonant voice, well modulated, and nobody in the desert can get a rumble in it like that.”

    And Sarah said, “And thou art willing to carry out this senseless act?” But Abraham told her, “Frankly yes, for to question the Lord’s word is one of the worst things a person can do, particularly with the economy in the state it’s in.”

    And so he took Isaac to a certain place and prepared to sacrifice him but at the last minute the Lord stayed Abraham’s hand and said, “How could thou doest such a thing?”

    And Abraham said, “But thou said —”

    “Never mind what I said,” the Lord spake. “Doth thou listen to every crazy idea that comes thy way?” And Abraham grew ashamed. “Er – not really … no.”

    “I jokingly suggest thou sacrifice Isaac and thou immediately runs out to do it.”

    And Abraham fell to his knees, “See, I never know when you’re kidding.”

    And the Lord thundered, “No sense of humor. I can’t believe it.”

    “But doth this not prove I love thee, that I was willing to donate mine only son on thy whim?”

    And the Lord said, “It proves that some men will follow any order no matter how asinine as long as it comes from a resonant, well-modulated voice.”

    And with that, the Lord bid Abraham get some rest and check with him tomorrow.
    Woody Allen

    • SHAH says:

      BOY BOY BOY..! Why so frustrated?, According to true Ibrahimic religions the Dream of Prophets is always considered to be true & specially if it has been seen & heard multiple times as in case of Ismail(pbuh),Ibrahim have slaughtered the lamb with his eyes tied with a cloth, after throwing the knife when he removed the cloth and looked down, he saw slaughtered lamb instead of his son. it is reported that initially the knife was not cutting the back-neck of Ismael,which prolonged his test further & upon asking the knife in frustration the knife was given a voice by Almighty & it Spoken that HE have forbidden me to cut even a hair of Ismail,so how can I? so as a last attempt he have given his full energy & meanwhile the lamb replaced His son in that last attempt

  20. These people are the future of all Russia.

    • SHAH says:

      BOY BOY BOY..! Why so frustrated?, According to true Ibrahimic religions the Dream of Prophets is always considered to be true & specially if it has been seen & heard multiple times as in case of Ismail(pbuh),Ibrahim have slaughtered the lamb with his eyes tied with a cloth, after throwing the knife when he removed the cloth and looked down, he saw slaughtered lamb instead of his son.
      it is reported that initially the knife was not cutting the back-neck of Ismael,which prolonged his test further & upon asking the knife in frustration the knife was given a voice by Almighty & it Spoken that HE have forbidden me to cut even a hair of Ismail,so how can I? so as a last attempt he have given his full energy & meanwhile the lamb replaced His son in that last attempt.

    • SHAH says:

      sorry! comment was not intended to you

  21. burak_ck says:

    in here we can sacrifice animals via thorough internet,you can even use paybal or your credit card (wester union also wellcomed) and you dont have to see any blood or deal with any dirt cumming from the animals intestinals ….also you can donate the sacrifice where ever you want by filling the form….last year we donated our sacrifice to sudan ,this year our donation gone to somali,it is very simple and civilized way of making sucrifice

  22. I don’t understand what [A.Oscar] is trying to say but I do believe this person means well.

  23. yeoldesnake says:

    Those invaders should return to the countries they belong. There is no place for savage cults in civilized countries and societies.

  24. Jesus H says:

    Check out a western slaughterhouse sometime, lol!

  25. vinroda says:

    @yeoldesnake,maybe you should learn to be more tolerant toward other people’s customs and traditions. Your tacky comment makes you look like an ignorant hick.

  26. ivan gunawan says:

    there are some mistakes, first, Isaac is not ismael, isaac in arabic is Ishak (one among of prophets in islam), Ismael is abraham son with Hagar (black african woman, ex-slave given by egiptian pharaoh), Ismael also one among the prophets in islam. Islam adopts/continues bible (old statement) practices, because it is said that islam is not a new religion, but come from the same source as judaism and christianism.
    second, some picture are not taken from russia. I saw some pictures from Arab countries, some pictures from South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh), and some are from South east asia (Indonesia, Malaysia).

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