Mosque designer loses $4.4 mln suit against Islamic council
MOSCOW, September 9 - RAPSI, Dmitry Shchitov. An appellate court on Friday held against an architecture firm in its suit for $4.4 million over the construction of mosque in Moscow, a court official told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI).
Aversproject sued the Spiritual Muslims' Administration for European Russia and Inzhtransstroy for 124,615,000 rubles ($4.4 million) in order to recover its expenses in designing an expansion of the Cathedral Mosque.
With its judgment, the appellate court overruled a June 30 Moscow Commercial Court judgment awarding the architecture firm 64.5 million rubles from Inzhtransstroy.
Over the course of litigation. Aversproject changed its requested damages several times: first, it requested 83 million rubles, then reduced the amount to 70 million rubles, and finally increased it to 124,615,000.
The Moscow Cathedral Mosque was opened in 1904. It is a spiritual center for Muslims in the European part of Russia. It also houses the Spiritual Muslims' Administration.