The quota For Crimean Muslims to the Holy places in Saudi Arabia increased by 20 places and will be In the current year 320 pilgrims, said Last news Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Ruslan Balbec.
"To ensure that all Interested Muslims can perform Hajj to the Holy places, decided to increase the quota For Crimea from the Russian Hajj mission. All applications for Hajj filed about 450 people, for this reason we decided to help the pilgrims and we have increased the quota from 300 to 320 people, " said the Balbec.
The decision about This has been achieved in the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, which held its organizational Meeting on Hajj 2015. The meeting was chaired by Deputy head of the Federation Council Ilyas Umakhanov.
According to Balbec, Crimean Muslims go to Hajj on 7 September.
in addition, according to him, it is planned that in the upcoming Crimean Quota will increase by almost 2 times." in the coming year, we will request to increase the quota up to 600 people, " said Deputy Prime Minister.
in 2015, the pilgrims began to arrive in Saudi Arabia on August 16, their return is expected by November 12. Saudi authorities set each year For each country a quota on the number of pilgrims. Russian Quota - 16, 4 thousand people. This year, the Price of the Hajj For Crimean Muslims reduced to 2600 instead of $ 3900. This was possible because of the donations of the Crimean government and the Fund for support of Islamic culture, science and education. When the Peninsula was part of Ukraine, its Quota is not exceeded 200 people.