Soltan

سلطان

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Soltan Definition

sovereign of a Muslim country; any of the rulers of the former Ottoman Empire (Wikipedia) - Soltan Mosque   (Redirected from Soltan) "Soltan" redirects here. For the village in Iran, see Soltan, Iran. Soltan Mosque Basic information Location Geographic coordinates Affiliation District Status Architectural description Architectural type Architectural style Completed Specifications Minaret(s)
Soltan Mosque''s minaret
Kazan, Russia
55°46′33″N 49°07′07″E / 55.77583°N 49.11861°E / 55.77583; 49.11861Coordinates: 55°46′33″N 49°07′07″E / 55.77583°N 49.11861°E / 55.77583; 49.11861
Islam
 Tatarstan
Active
Mosque
Volga Tatar Medieval, National Romance
1868
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The Soltan Mosque (Cyrillic: Солтан мәчете; formerly Cihanşa bay Mosque, The Red Mosque, Ğosman Mosque, The Eighth Mosque, also spelled Sultan or Sultanovskaya via Russian Султановская мечеть) is a mosque in Kazan, Russia..

History

It was built in 1868 on the donation of merchant Cihanşa Ğosmanov. The mosque is built in traditions of the Tatar-Bolghar medieval architecture combined with national romance style. There is one hall with entresol. The three-storied minaret is placed over the entry. In 1931 the mosque was closed by the Soviet authorities. In 1990 the minaret was restored, in 1994 the mosque was returned to believers.

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