Muslims across Russia celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Thursday, bringing the holy month of Ramadan to a close and marking the end of the traditional fasting that goes along with it.
With over 10 million believers across the country, or about 10% of its overall population, Russia’s Muslim population is the largest in Europe. Eid al-Fitr, called Uraza Bayram in Russia, is a public holiday in the country’s Muslim-majority republics.
Celebrations were muted for a second year in a row due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with worshippers in Moscow and St. Petersburg barred from attending prayer inside their cities’ mosques.
Here’s a closer look at the Eid celebrations across Russia: