January 30, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
ALEPPO, Syria – Restoration work on the Great Mosque of Aleppo (Umayyad Mosque) is being partly funded from the Chechen Republic’s Akhmad Kadyrov Fund. This was reported yesterday by Fort Russ News, with the details and a video found here.
However since then, new awesome drone footage has been published and can be seen below.
Sakhr Al-Olabi, professor of Archaeology at Aleppo University, is helping in the restoration process, and highlighted his gratitude to Chechnya for their support.
“I would like to highlight the financing party, it is the Republic of Chechnya of the Russian Federation, they visited us more than once, they are in continuous follow-up. We thank them for being ready to maintain any antiquity and offer their experiences and moral support, not only financial support,” he said.