Kazan Kremlin

Tel: (7) 843-567-8073

Address: Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, 420014

Although Russia is a country, it has many republics which are 22 in total. Under the rule of the Russian Federation, 22 republics have different cultures and customs, and also their own presidents and flags. As you visit Kazan, the capital city of Tatarstan, you will feel as if you have left Russia for another Central Asian country because Tatars with Mongolian features are all around the city. To search for the cultural root of Tatars, you should pay a visit to the Kazan Kremlin which is the centre of the administration.

Welcomed by the statue of dragon Zilant, you will enter this palace with Russian and Central Asian styles infused. Coloured in blue, white and gold, Kazan Kremlin has a range of exhibits showcasing the history of the capital. You will find out the history of the former capital city of the Golden Horde which had once conquered Asia and Europe and of the peace for the nomads residing here. 

Since the Tatars and Turkic cultures intertwine, Kazan Kremlin has a blue-dome mosque with a touch of Ottoman style besides the Presidential Palace and Annunciation Cathedral. The mosque can serve up to 6,000 worshippers. In this capital city of Tatars where Lenin and Tolstoy studied in, you can understand more about the Russian and Central Asian cultures.