Nearly a third of Russia’s population will be Muslim within 15 years, country’s grand mufti predicts

Speaking at a conference in Moscow, he insisted that the more than 320,000-strong show of those performing their prayers for the festival in the city was an indicator of the rising number of Muslims in the country.

‘According to the predictions of experts, 30 per cent of Russia’s population will consist of Muslims after 15 years,’ Gainutdin said.