Holidays in the Altai Mountains
All on Altai! To The Altai Mountains! Perhaps this is the call to start this article. There is almost everything for recreation-mountains, forests, lakes, rivers, cozy hotel complexes and houses…

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Why is there left-hand traffic in some countries?
Why about 34% of the World's inhabitants prefer to drive on the left side in their countries, and the remaining 66% - on the right, no one knows exactly, although…

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What can tourists expect from the "Jasmine revolution-2" in Tunisia?
According to observers, the resignation of Hamadi al-Jebali, the Prime Minister of Tunisia, may lead to a new round of tension in society and even a new revolution in the…

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Why are there no Muslims in Japan?

The question itself is a provocative myth, since there are Muslims in Japan. Islam is practiced by both people who came to work from Asian countries (Pakistanis, Iranians, Indonesians), and native Japanese. There are only a few thousand Japanese Muslims, but they are United in the Federation of Muslims of Japan.

Every year, several Muslims from Japan make a pilgrimage to Mecca (Saudi Arabia). There are 30 mosques in Japan. the oldest one, in Kobo, was built in 1935 by Muslims from the Russian “white emigration”, mostly Tatars. The largest mosque is located in Tokyo, it was re-built in the 70s, the old mosque building was demolished.

However, it is fair to say that those who practice Islam in Japan still have problems. One of them is caused by a very busy work schedule in Japanese enterprises and offices and a six-day work week. This often makes it impossible for Muslims to regularly perform namaz, and on Fridays – to visit the mosque.

But this kind of problem is caused, according to the Japanese Muslims themselves, by the weak familiarity of Japanese society with the traditions of Islam. They have nothing to do with various fabrications on the Internet, for example, about the prohibition of the use of the Arabic language, the importation of the Koran into the country, and other fictions.

Circum-Baikal railway or "krugobaikalka»
The TRANS-Siberian railway is figuratively called the "steel belt of Russia". And the krugobaykalskaya railway, or "Krugobaykalka", with the light hand of Emperor Nicholas II – the "Golden buckle" on…

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Dancing in the fire Nestinars
Tourists can see people walking barefoot on hot coals and even dancing at the same time only in one country in the world – Bulgaria. "Dancing in the fire Nestinars"…

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What is a timeshare and what types of timeshare it is
The idea of a timeshare is as follows. You can't afford to buy a property in an expensive foreign resort: it is expensive, and you will have to pay a…

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Interesting facts about Brazil
If you are not afraid of a transatlantic flight to the southern hemisphere, changing not only the time zone, but also the time of year – visit Brazil. This country…

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