Created in the best traditions of Oriental architecture, from the heavenly color of domes, this cathedral mosque is the center of the spiritual life of the Muslim community of Gorno-Altaisk. Named after Askar Ziyanurov, this mosque is a place for prayers of the Muslim community of the city. The spacious room of the prayer room can accommodate more than 300 believers. In addition, next to the Cathedral Mosque is a Sunday school, called a madrasa, designed to train children and women. In the Republic of Altai, there are more than 17,000 Muslims. Basically it is the Kazakhs. In the region itself there are Chechen, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, and Azerbaijani diasporas.