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The second All-Russia congress of Tatars is opening in Nizhny Novgorod
The second All-Russia congress of Tatars is opening in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday within the framework of Days of Tatar Culture in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Representatives of religious confessions and public organizations, State Duma deputies, as well as representatives of culture and science will take part in the events devoted to the 1,000th anniversary of Kazan. As Itar-Tass learnt at the Theological Department of Muslims in the Nizhny Novgorod region, the Tatars have been living here for over five centuries and have established good-neighbourly relations with representatives of all nationalities living on the shores of the Volga. The Tatar community numbers over 100,000 people. This is the biggest national diaspora among representatives of almost 100 nationalities living in the territory of the region. The Nizhny Novgorod Tatars have all possibilities for preserving their national customs and traditions, culture, language, mode of life and freedom of religion. There are 57 mosques and two madrasahs (institutes of theological higher education of Muslims) in the region. The magazines Minaret and Islam in Nizhegorodchina are published there. Besides, representatives of other nationalities may study the foundations of one of the most ancient religions of the world at the International Relations Department of the Nizhny Novgorod State University within the framework of the program Islamic Studies
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