Performances, concerts, exhibitions and forums in honor of the 1100th anniversary of the official adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria
Tatarstan has approved a plan of major events dedicated to the celebration of the 1100th anniversary of the official adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria. It was signed by Prime Minister of Tatarstan Aleksey Pesochin.
The authorities of the republic have planned 79 events: festivals, competitions, conferences. In Marchit is planned to hold a concert of works by composers from Muslim countries of the Middle East, Central Asia and regions of Russia “Modern Music of the Muslim World” in Tatarstan.
In April, the Karim Tinchurin Theater presents the play “Idegey” based on the historical heroic epic of the Tatar people, and the Tatar Youth Theater named after Gabdulla Kariev – the musical performance YUSUF based on the poem Kul Gali. This month it is planned to hold the All-Russian Congress of Teachers of History and Social Studies, preparation for the publication of the series “Tatar Epigraphic Tradition” in 15 volumes, publication of the consolidated text of the written monuments of the period Bulgarian.
In May, residents of the republic will have the opportunity to see the updated exhibition “Museum of Bulgarian Civilization” in the Bulgarian museum-reserve. The solemn event “Izge Bolgar Zhyeny” is held this month, the ceremony is scheduled to begin construction of the complex of the Kazan Mosque-Cathedral, a forum of national media, the All-Russian Olympiad of Students in Arab Culture and Islamic will take place.
Also this yearin Kazan and Bolgar, they plan to assign the name of a street, square or park in honor of the 1100th anniversary of the official adoption of Islam in Volga Bulgaria, to create a Russian version of the online educational platform of madrasah medrese.tatar, to renovate the facade of the Bolgar Mosque in the capital of Tatarstan, to create a series of programs on the channel of the Federal University of Kazan, UniverTV, in order to establish a commemorative medal.
At the beginning of February, Realnoe Vremya found out that in 2022 Tatarstan has planned a large-scale renovation on the territory of the landmark of Bolgar, the capital of the medieval Bulgarian Volga. Two hundred and thirty-five million rubles were allocated from the republican budget for the works.
How the celebration started in Tatarstan and Russia
The celebration of the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria began in early January — the All-Russian Forum of Muslims was held in Bolgar. It became the first event of the jubilee year not only in Tatarstan, but also in Russia. In Moscow, for example, the celebration began on January 13 with the 7th annual All-Russian conference “Readings named after Shigabutdin Mardzhani”.
Preparations for the celebration of this important date began late last year on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In June 2021, the Republican Organizing Committee for the Preparation and Holding of Festive Events was created in Tatarstan. The Russian authorities also approved the composition of the committee for the preparation and holding of the celebration in 2022 of the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria: it was headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Federation of Russia Marat Khusnullin.