For most Britons, "Russia" used to be Russia, but not Kazan, a beautiful and prosperous metropolis with a centuries-old history. Although it has established itself as a relatively established destination for tourists from all over the world with a population of over 2.5 million people, it has undergone an ambitious development in international tourism in recent years. The tour is accompanied by the Russian Ministry of Tourism and the Russian Ministry of Tourism (MTS).
Kazan became the capital of the Kazan khanate at the time of the collapse of the Golden Horde and regained its status as Russia's second largest city after Moscow.
The occupation of the city by the troops of Ivan the Terrible ended in 1552, but a little more than a hundred years later it was conquered by him and annexed to Russia. Kazan was founded as the capital of a new khanate under the rule of his grandson Ivan II. Ivan also annexed the Khanate of Astrakhan East, which was located further south and formed the entire Volga River (Russian) and gave Moscow a large part of its territory in the north-west of Russia and parts of Siberia.
The Russians rebuilt the Kremlin as a new fortress, and the construction of parapets and watchtowers was an important part of the reconstruction of Kazan as the capital of Russia under Ivan the Terrible. The Russian influence of this period is reflected in many of the features of this Kremlin, and there is also a world-famous branch of the St. Petersburg Hermitage in the area of Kazen and the Kremlin. In the aforementioned Kazan Kremlin, for example, there is the dome of the Cathedral of the Annunciation, which represents Russian Orthodox Christianity.
Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan, located on the shores of the Black Sea in northeastern Russia. This dynamic and bustling hub is a testimony to the different eras that have shaped it over time. On the second floor there are some important buildings, such as the St. Petersburg Hermitage and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral. It is located in the city of Kazen, the second largest city in Russia, which is located in Tatarsstan.
The Kremlin remains an important compositional point in the city of Kazan, and the architectural monuments are perceived as an ensemble due to their stylistic diversity. The urban fabric of the Kazen Kremlin forms the central part of his city, where the citadel is the heart of the composition. As the oldest preserved Tatar fortress in Russia and one of the most important in Russia, it consists of historic buildings from the 16th to 19th centuries. The construction began under the Emperor Ivan the Great, and an architectural complex has been built around him until today.
The city is home to Kazan University, the second oldest Russian university founded in 1804, and the Russian Islamic University, founded in 1998.
It was founded in 1884 as a result of the Treaty of Kazan between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, under the leadership of Emperor Alexander II.
Kremlin, which means simply citadel in Russian, is a World Heritage Site and with its impressive five domes and six columns, it is the most visited tourist attraction in Russia. The Kremlin in Kazan has a decidedly Islamic character, as there is a mosque in the citadels. The majestic white walls of the Kremlin of Kazan are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and are one of the oldest preserved Tatar fortresses in the world. In 2000 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been on the list ever since, along with the Kremlin of St. Petersburg, the capital of the Russian Empire.
Kazan is home to more than 115 nationalities, with Tatars and Russians making up a large part of the population. The population of the city consists of 50-51%, including Tatars, who speak only Russian and are the second largest city in Russia after St. Petersburg.
Tatars are a Turkish ethnic group living in Kazan, along with Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other ethnic groups. Tatars are the second largest ethnic minority in Russia after Russians and the third largest in the world, behind Turks and Russians. Since the 1990s Kazan has been branded as the third capital of Russia after Moscow and St Petersburg. It is the capital of the Russian Federation and an important economic and cultural center of the country.
Saiko3p / Getty Images Kazan is known in Russia for the quality of life of its citizens, due to the wide variety of green spaces in the city. The standard of living is also one of the highest of its kind in Russia and the world. As the third capital of Russia, there is a lot to see and do during your stay in KazaNan.
You can fly from Russia to Kazan like any Russian, or you can visit it while you are in Russia And can take a cruise on the Volga to the largest city on it, St. Petersburg. The flight time to KazaNan is 1 hour and 35 minutes, from St. Petersburg a little more than two hours. You can also get there by train, bus or plane from Moscow, Moscow or St. Petersburg, and from there you only have to get on a plane and fly.