Qolsharif Mosque - Great Attractions (Russia)Take a tour of Qolsharif Mosque in Russia -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. The Qolsharif Mosque in Russia, though undoubtedly modern, has deep historical ties to the past. The current building, found in Kazan Kremlin, was started in 1996 and inaugurated in 2005. However, the mosque was rebuilt after an ancient mosque of the same name from the 1500s. This mosque was supposedly the biggest in Russia at the time of its construction. Its appearance is uncertain because it was destroyed in 1552 by Ivan the Terrible. The new Qolsharif Mosque attempts to mirror the old, and, in doing so, has created a beautiful building.