Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tatar in Tomsk

Mansion of the Tartar merchant Karym Khamitov (1894) which is now being converted into a cultural center for the region's Tartar population Tomsk - Russia

"The Zaistochye district was historically the Tatar Muslim Quarter . Its unusual, white washed 19th-Century White Mosque is now fully renovated. the 1904 Red Mosque was sacrilegiously used as a vodka factory in the Soviet era, but was reopened to worshippers in 1997."

LP 2009

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