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Tatarstan Ready for 1st Halal Agricultural Fair

Preparation for the first halal agricultural fair which will take place in agroindustrial park "Kazan" began in Tatarstan.
Various agricultural products will be brought to Kazan by rural producers of Tatarstan of all forms of ownership.
Representatives of Muslim clergy requested Tatarstani Ministry of Agriculture and Food Production to organize the fair.
Department in turn made positive decision on the matter, the acting chief of State Budgetary Institution of Kazan Veterinary Department Nikolay Bochkov said.
According to him, in each veterinary laboratory in the markets of Kazan there is a special equipment and tools for checking if the product halal or not. There is even a separate lable being prepared. With the same equipment and tools the veterinary laboratory in the territory of agro-industrial park "Kazan" also equipped.
Established in 922, the first Muslim state in Russia was Volga Bulgaria from whom the Tatars inherited Islam. Islam in Russia has had a long presence, extending at least as far back as the conquest of the Khanate of Kazan in 1552, which brought the Tatars and Bashkirs on the Middle Volga into Russia. Today, Islam is the most common faith in Tatarstan, as 55% of the estimated 3.8 million population is Muslim.