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The Volga Bulgaria was a state that existed in the Middle Volga and the Kama basin in the 10th-13th centuries. The capital of the state was located on the bank of the Volga River in the town of Bulghar, about 140 km from Kazan in the present Republic of Tatarstan.

Today, the Bulgarian Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve is opened on the site of this ancient town. Bulgarian museum on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Lipilin.

explore the museum

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Kazan Kremlin is the oldest part of Kazan, a complex of architectural, historical and archaeological sites that reveal the long history of the city. It is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

August 30 is the official day of the city of Kazan and Tatarstan Republic. Festive events in honor of this day usually end with colorful fireworks. Photos by: Petr Ushanov.

Kazan Kremlin, fireworks on the City Day, Russia, photo 1

fireworks over the Kazan Kremlin

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Eleven host cities of FIFA World Cup 2018, that will be held in Russia, got their unique symbols to demonstrate to the world their cultural values, architectural features, and natural beauty.

The idea is good but the result as you can see is controversial. This giant red snake looks a little intimidating. Source.

Moscow

Official Look of Host Cities of World Cup 2018 in Russia - Moscow

symbols of World Cup 2018

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Sep/15

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The Temple of All Religions in Kazan

In Kazan, the capital city of Tatarstan Republic, there is an amazing place that combines the world’s major religions. It is called the Temple of All Religions or the Temple of Seven Religions or the Universal Temple.

The temple combines images of religious buildings of different faiths in an attempt to achieve harmony and peaceful coexistence. Photos by: Anton Petrus.

The Temple of All Religions, Kazan, Russia, photo 1

unique colorful temple

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Yesterday, the 16th FINA World Championships (aquatic sports) was officially opened in Kazan, the capital city of Tatarstan Republic. The World Championships will be held from July 24 to August 16, 2015 (including the 16th FINA World Masters Championships that will be held August 5-16, 2015).

Competitions in six water sports (swimming, open water swimming, diving and high-diving, synchronized swimming and water polo) will be held in three main arenas. This is the first time in history when Russia holds such competitions.

Good luck to all the participants and let the best win these beautiful medals!

FINA World Championships 2015 medals, Kazan, Russia, photo 1

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May/15

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The main attractions of Kazan

Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and a major port on the left bank of the Volga River, is located 820 kilometers east of Moscow.

This city with a population of about 1.2 million people is one of the largest economic, scientific, educational, cultural and sports centers in Russia. In 2005, Kazan celebrated its millennium.

Kazan Kremlin, the oldest part of the city

Kazan city sights, Russia, photo 1

explore Kazan city

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Kul Sharif Mosque is standing on the territory of the Kazan Kremlin. It is the main mosque of the Republic of Tatarstan and Kazan.

Construction of the mosque began in 1996. It was a re-creation of the legendary mosque of the capital of the Kazan Khanate that was destroyed during the storming of Kazan by the troops of Ivan the Terrible in October 1552.

Kul-Sharif Mosque, Kazan, Russia, photo 1

the symbol of Tatarstan

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Jul/13

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Kazan 2013 Universiade – Desktop Wallpapers

A few hours are left until the opening ceremony of the 27th World Student University Games (Universiade) in Kazan. The event will start at 19:40 CET (Central European Time) on the largest sports facility of the city – football stadium “Kazan-Arena”.

More than 350 sets of medals in 27 sports will be awarded at the Universiade. The competitions will last until July 17. Athletes from 170 countries will take part in the Games.

Kazan 2013 Universiade wallpaper 1

support the athletes at the Universiade

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Oct/12

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Nice time-lapse promo video of Kazan

Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan Republic and the center of Tatar people culture in Russia. From Tatar people language the word “qazan” means boiler or cauldron.

Kazan Kremlin is among UNESCO world heritage and a 1000 year history of Kazan makes it one of the Russian cities most often visited by tourists. Next year Kazan will host the 27th World Summer Universiade and this video is a nice promotion of the city.

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Jul/12

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Summer Kazan from bird’s eye view

Kazan is one of the largest cities in Russia with the population over 1 million people. The city attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. It is the center of Tatar people culture, the capital city of Tatarstan Republic.

Today Kazan looks like one large construction site – the city will host the 27th World Summer Universiade in 2013. Nevertheless the city is looking beautiful especially from bird’s eye view. Photos by Stepanov Slava

Summer Kazan city, Russia view 1

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