Largest City of Tatarstan, Kazan

Largest City of Tatarstan, Kazan

Kazan was founded in 1401 but became the capital of a powerful Tartar Khanate in 1455. It lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia. Kazan's shipyards and port on the Volga make it an important water transport center. It emerged from the empire of the Golden Horde. University of Kazan Famous people like Lenin and Tolstoy studied at the University of Kazan which was founded in 1804. Other than the Russian Academy of Sciences, there is the Russian Islamic Uni... [ read more ]