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Temple of All Religions, Kazan

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The Temple of All Religions or the Universal Temple is an architectural complex in the Staroye Arakchino Microdistrict of Kazan, Russia. It consists of several types of religious architecture including an Orthodox church, a mosque, and a synagogue, among others. It is currently under construction, having been started in 1992 by local artist and philanthropist Ildar Khanov. The structure serves as a cultural center and a residence for Khanov and his assistants.Khanov is known for his efforts in the treatment of alcoholism, drug addiction, and various other diseases. His former and current patients help him to maintain and develop the Temple, either by direct involvement in the construction work or through sponsorship.The structure is not an active temple of any one religion, but rather, as Khanov describes its mission, a "temple of culture and truth". It has become a popular landmark in the city of Kazan, which takes pride in the peaceful combination of different cultures . The Temple is visited both by tourists and by people seeking Khanov's help.Khanov says that eventually the structure will have 16 cupolas, corresponding to the 16 major world religions including past religions that are no longer practiced.
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  • For some reason this song comes to mind at the sight of this temple (and actually one creative person of an apartment house) on the inside of course are not logged, but from the outside it was much more interesting. Furthermore the owner continuously improves and is working on his creation.
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  • Show on the road for another tour separately would not go, impression dual) ridiculous contraption, aljapovatoe with proslezhivaetes' mental health not the author. More specifically, it is difficult to say how spots Rorschach, psychiatrist sees diagnosis and philistine, just slick.
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  • Had to go to this temple by taxi, as it is located far from the Center. Unusual and beautiful! There were virtually no tourists. Looked at the temple, photographed and left back.
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