The election took plae at the 7th congress in Kazan.
The goal was a show of solidarity with the families of those who were killed in the terror act in St. Petersburg.
Out of 5,000 applications, roughly half has come from women this year.
10% of all Europeans are expected to become Muslims by 2050 and worldwide the number of Muslims is expected to exceed the number of Christians by the end of this century.
The contest featured young Muslims aged between 2 and 13.
The end of construction works at the Holy Mosque has allowed to accommodate more pilgrims from Russia.
'Russia Has Always Been the Most Loyal, Reliable, and Consistent Defender of Islamic World' - Putin on Islam
The website of the Russia - Islamic World strategic vision group presents a list of the most important and strongest statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin about Islam.
The new legislation will set the rules for wearing religious items in schools.
Turkish President said it's wrong to equate Islam and terrorism. "Islam means peace, and it can't have anything to do with terrorism.
Religious tolerance is one of the ideas promoted during this year's festivities.
This would allow pilgrims from Crimea to avoid stopovers in other regions and extra costs during their pilgrimage to Mecca.
The event is taking place as part of the 2017 Muslim Youth Forum.
The mosque is expected to be built near a water reservoir in 2019.
Egyptian President funds a Coptic church in a country where 90 percent of the population are Muslims .