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09.10.2013 21:30


This morning the first deputy of Prime Minister of Russia Igor Shuvalov, together with a delegation of the Eurasian Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), headed by the chairman of the board of ECE Viktor Khristenko visited the ancient city Bulgar, located in the Spassky district of Tatarstan. Guests were accompanied by President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and State Councilor Mintimer Shaimiev. 
While visiting the memorial in honor of the official adoption of Islam by volga bulgars in 922 the delegation was met by chairman of MRB RT, Mufti Kamil hazrat Samigullin who told the guests about the history of the adoption of Islam by volga bulgars. Has been demonstrated a very large printing of the Quran in the world, and the route map of the embassy of Abbasid Caliph Al-Muqtadir (Ibn Fadlan's map). After seeing the map, Shuvalov proposed to develop a map of the spread of Islam in the regions of Russia. 
Mufti of Tatarstan also briefed the guests with the White Mosque complex. Igor Shuvalov donated gift Quran for the White Mosque in a silver frame. 
"We are proud to show visitors the Bulgar, - said the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. - Every time we came here, there was a feeling that something we have not completed. At present, much has been done, there is something to show guests. For 3 years, a lot that was held by Mintimer Shaimiev, National Fund "Revival", archaeologists, art patrons, of course, the federal government has been a corresponding order of Vladimir Putin. Each year the federal government supports and funds are allocated from the state budget, the problem is solved by all the world. " 
"We are amazed at the results that have been achieved in three years in Bulgar" - the first deputy Prime Minister of Russia Igor Shuvalov told journalists after the inspection Bulgarian state historical and architectural museum-reserve.