On the road leading from Vnukovo airport to the center of Moscow, there were posters with portraits of the king of Saudi Arabia Salman. Inscriptions in Russian and Arabic on the Billboard reads: “Welcome the Guardian of two Islamic shrines in Russia.” Photographs of one of these billboards posted in the Twitter the correspondent of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” journalist of the Kremlin pool Dmitry Smirnov.

The title of “Custodian of two Holy mosques” was introduced to the Saudi kings instead of the treatment of “His Majesty” in 1986. Under the two shrines refers to the Holy Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and the Prophet’s mosque in Medina. Earlier this title belonged to the rulers of the Arab Caliphate, the Egyptian Mamelukes and the Ottoman sultans.

Recently it became known about the imminent visit to Moscow of king of Saudi Arabia. Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud needs to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and sign a series of documents. Monday, October 2, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said , RIA “Novosti”that the visit will take place on 5 October. This will be the first visit of the head of the ruling dynasty of Saud in Russia for all history of existence of the two States.

“Greetings to the custodian of the two Islamic Holy places in Russia”: On the route from Vnukovo airport there were posters with the king of Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/ESCuUIW43i

Near Moscow’s Vnukovo airport there were billboards greeting the Saudi king – custodian of the two Islamic shrines 02.10.2017

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