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Kazan: general information

Kazan is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. With a population of 1,143,535, it is the eighth most populous city in Russia. Kazan lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia.

The Kazan Kremlin is a World Heritage Site. In 2005, the Medal "In Commemoration of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan" was established by Russia to denote this landmark event. The multi-ethnic city is honored by UNESCO and famous for Muslims and Christians living side-by-side in peace.

In April 2009, the Russian Patent Office granted Kazan the right to brand itself as the "Third Capital" of Russia. In 2009 it was chosen as the "Sports capital of Russia"and it still is referred to as such.The city will host the 2013 Summer Universiade , 2015 World Aquatics Championships, and 2018 FIFA World Cup.


The 1000th anniversary of Kazan

Kazan’s age: How did they know? How to guess someone’s age? Find it out in a passport or a birth certificate or dig up a diploma – and make the simplest calculations. At last, ask friends. That's not a difficult thing to ...

Learn more about Russia

  Status The Russian Federation is the largest state according to its area. It occupies the territory of 17 075 400 km². Moscow is the capital of Russia. There are 83 equal entities in the Russian Federation, including 21 republics, 9 edges, ...

Learn more about Tatarstan

Status The Republic of Tatarstan takes the eighth place in Russia according to its population - 3 779,3 citizens. Rich natural resources of Tatarstan, a diversified economy, a multi-level system of education, the high cultural and scientific potential is the basis for ...

Interesting details

Interesting Details about Kazan Roll up, roll up! First time in Kazan! The first tram appeared in Kazan seven years earlier than in Saint-Petersburg, in 1898. That was the third (after Kiev and Nizhny Novgorod) tram line in the Russian Empire. Before ...

Kazan's 10 Special Attractions

“Everyone talks about the Kremlin. I’ve heard about it from many people, but I’ve never seen it myself” Venedict Yerofeyev, famous Russian writer It often happens that when you’re coming back from a place, that you had dreamt of visiting for a ...

Between the West and the East: Kazan - the city of contrasts

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