According to the Iranian Cultural Center in Moscow, Muslims in the city often have difficulty finding a place in which to say their prayers, especially Friday prayers.
Recently, they rented a building in the Zyablikovo District south of the capital which was formerly used as a supermarket.
They have since used it as a mosque.
Neighbors have complained about the number of cars parked in the area by Muslims on Friday but Anar Ramezanov, the mosque’s imam, says the worshippers make every effort to avoid making troubles for neighbors.
There are around 25 million Muslims in Russia today, a rise of 40 per cent since 1989.