Nalchik: Children's Academy of Art to be opened instead of Islamic centre

The new complex of buildings in Nalchik, built as an Islamic educational and cultural centre, is to be opened as the Children's Academy of Art "Sun City". The opening ceremony is scheduled for December 25.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on August 6, 2010, Anas Pshikhachev, then Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims (SAM) of Kabardino-Balkaria, reported on the preparations for the construction of a multipurpose Islamic centre in Nalchik. In September 2012, the construction of the Islamic centre was suspended for indefinite period. Meanwhile, the public expressed its concerns about the creation of such a centre.
In September 2014, the Islamic University, which until then was located in a former kindergarten building, was granted a new four-storey building in Kalyuzhny Street in Nalchik. At the same time, it was decided to grant the unfinished Islamic centre building t
o the Children's Academy of Art, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.
Originally, the construction of the Islamic educational and cultural centre was a mistake, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told by Aslan Beshto, the leader of public organization "Kabardian Congress".
"There was no need for such a majestic grandiose complex of buildings. It was completely rejected by the general public," Aslan Beshto has noted.
Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.
Author: Lyudmila MaratovaSource: CK correspondent

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