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Halal hotels for Muslim believers to open in Russia

Muslim men at prayer.
Muslim men at prayer. Image by Preston Rhea / CC BY-SA 2.0

Several halal hotels, certified according to Sharia norms, will open in Russia to cater for Muslim believers, the Russian Muftis’ Council has announced. All such hotels will observe Muslim catering traditions, rooms will have facilities for Muslim worship, and there may be separate male and female leisure and fitness rooms. Half-moons (instead of conventional stars symbols) will indicate the class of a hotel. Russia is experiencing growing tourist numbers from Muslim countries. Read more: itar-tass.com