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Chechen president Kadyrov Fund to restore ancient mosques in Syria

Chechen president Kadyrov Fund to restore ancient mosques in Syria

Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov offered Syrian authorities the needed financial assistance for the restoring the ancient mosques. Earlier, several arrangements made between Chechnya and Syria for the construction of two shelters for Syrian children.

The Chechen Republic is ready to help Syrian people, last week Kadyrov’s representative Turko Daudov announced the signing of another agreement between Chechnya and Syria. Two ancient mosques will be restored next year – the first one Umayyad (Aleppo), the second (Homs) named after Khalid ibn Walid. Both architectural pearls of Syria are set to reopen in August 2018.

According to a Syrian regional representative of the Akhmat-Hadji Kadyrov Regional Public Foundation, Mr Daudov, the restoration work has already started.

“Earlier this year, during a visit of a Syrian delegation of top officials to the Chechen Republic an agreement was reached during the meeting with the head of the republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, on rendering assistance in the restoration of two mosques,”

he added.

RIGHT (before): Visitors walk inside Aleppo's Umayyad mosque, October 2010.  LEFT (after): The Syrian government forces' soldiers walk in the ancient Umayyad mosque in the old city of Aleppo, December 2016, after they captured the area.

Syria restoration: Kadyrov’s assistance is highly appreciated

Vandalism is an inevitable companion of the war, today, Syrian authorities are doing their best to restore the ancient buildings, destroyed mosques and architectural pearls of the region. The international assistance means a lot to the war-torn country, which is half-destroyed by ISIS vandals whose the only thought is ‘The history begins from me!’ as the Russian historian Mikhail Piotrovsky noticed once.

RIGHT (before): People walk inside the Khan al-Shounah market in the Old City of Aleppo, December 2009.  LEFT (after): A Syrian rebel (rear) walks inside a burnt section of the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of Aleppo hours before the Syrian army retook control of the complex, October 2012.

Currently, talks are ongoing for the construction of homes for orphans in Syria. The cities Aleppo and Homs are the best locations so far, believes local authorities.

In addition to restoration and construction agreements, the Kadyrov Fund in coordination with the Syrian Ministry has donated humanitarian aid for 10,000 Syrian families with orphaned children. The food baskets are planned to be distributed equally across all the provinces of Syria.