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The Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan imageThe Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan

Day Schedule

➤ Breakfast

➤ Transfer to the railway station

➤ Board the train to Kazan

➤ Arrival in Kazan

➤ Meet and greet at the railway station

➤ Transfer to the hotel

➤ Check-in at the hotel

Winter Kazan imageWinter Kazan

Welcome to Kazan!

The origin of the name Kazan is uncertain. The most accepted legends derive it from the Bulgar (and also modern Tatar) word qazan, which means 'boiler' or 'cauldron'. Most often appeal to the version of the boiling boiler: the sorcerer advised the Bulgars to build a city where without any fire will boil dug into the ground boiler with water. As a result, a similar place was found on the shore of Lake Kaban.

Kazan is one of the largest religious, economic, political, scientific, educational, cultural and sports centres in Russia. In April 2009, the Russian Patent Office granted Kazan the right to brand itself as the "Third Capital" of Russia. The city hosted the 2013 Summer Universiade, 2014 World Fencing Championships, the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, and was one of the host cities for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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