Hearty welcome to all in 1000-year Kazan! Great celebration all August! Come and see this beautiful city combining all traits of Russian and Eastern cultures.
In short about Kazan:
The population of Kazan is more than 1.1 million people. And that's not taking into account a lot people from all over Russia and CIS working here.
Kazan is a large railway, highway and aviation unit, the largest port on the Volga River.
It's a big centre of science. The third in Russia, after Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, the Kazan State University was founded. In total in the city 30 work: higher educational institutions, the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan and the Kazan Centre of Science of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the whole network of Scientific Research Institutes.
The city manufactures: helicopters, planes, compressor and refrigerating equipment, polyethylene, synthetic rubbers, medical and optical devices, washing powders, medicines and many other goods.
The capital of Tatarstan concerns to class "A" on historical-cultural value and safety of heritage (like Moscow and Saint-Petersburg). The Kazan Kremlin is included in the UNESCO list of monuments of "the World heritage". N.I.Lobachevsky, A.M.Butlerov, L.N.Tolstoy, S.T.Aksakov, G.R.Derzhavin, M.A.Balakirev, M.S.Shepkin, V.V.Khlebnikov, F.I.Shalyapin, N.I.Feshin, V.I.Kachalov, P.Lesgaft, A.Melnikov-Pechersky were born, educated in Kazan or worked here.
The city is the cradle of the Tatar culture. Kayum Nasyri, Shigabutdin Mardjani, Gabdulla Tukay, Musa Djalil, Salih Saidashev, Farid Yarullin worked here creating unforgettable masterpieces.
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Kazan is a multi-confession city. In the city there are the Catholic chapel, Judaism synagogue and other cult establishments, 20 mosques, Orthodox temples, Lutheran kirche. The orthodox theological seminary and the Russian Islamic university are open.
August, 30, 2005 in the life of the capital of Tatarstan there will be a significant event - Kazan will celebrate the 1000-anniversary. Everybody is welcomed to our beautiful city. Enjoy your stay here!