Russia's Muslims have celebrated a major religious holiday, Uraza Bayram, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Celebrations were taking place in the capital's four mosques, as well as at several stadiums and parks. Elsewhere in the Muslim world, the holiday is usually known as Eid ul-Fitr.
Moscow authorities deployed around 3,000 police officers to provide security during the day. Traffic was limited in the city-center from 12:30 pm till the end of the day.
The launch of Russia's first Islamic channel is to become a present for Russian Muslims. The opening of Al-RTV was timed to coincide with Uraza Bayram.
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