A small historical reference
Kazan - the capital of Tatarstan, located in the west of the country, a major port on the left bank of the Volga River at the confluence of the Kazanka River. Date of establishment - 1005. The first written mention - 1391. One version of the origin of the name of the city - a sorcerer advised the Bulgarians to build a city where without fire will boil boiler dug into the ground water. As a result, such a place was found on the shore of Lake Kaban. Hence the name of the city of Kazan - "cauldron" on drevnebulgarskom as in modern Bulgarian and Tatar means "pot".
Date of foundation: 1005
Population: 1 216 965
Sights: Kazan Kremlin (the beginning of the X century), Peter and Paul Cathedral, Intercession Church and bell tower of the church of St. Nicholas of Nyssa, building religious school (middle of the XVIII century), a complex of offices of the Admiralty, the Church of the Four Evangelists, the house Osokina.