ššHearty 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.
ššIn short about Kazan:
ššThe 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.
ššKazan is a large railway, highway and aviation unit, the largest port on the Volga River.
ššIt'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.
ššThe city manufactures: helicopters, planes, compressor and refrigerating equipment, polyethylene, synthetic rubbers, medical and optical devices, washing powders, medicines and many other goods.
ššThe 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.
ššThe 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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ššKazan 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.
ššAugust, 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!