KAZAN

The Republic of Tatarstan is one of the most economically developed subjects of the Russian Federation, located in the European part of the country at the confluence of the two large rivers, Volga and Kama. Its area is about 68,000 km., and the population exceeds 3.85 million people. The territory of the Republic extends over 290 km from north to south and 460 km from west to east.

 

The state flag of Tatarstan is a rectangular cloth with horizontal stripes of three colours: green, which symbolises revival, spring greenery; white, which is the symbol of purity; red, which implies energy, life, strength and maturity.

 

Tatarstan is one of the most multinational regions in Russia. Representatives of over 115 nationalities with different cultural and religious traditions live in peace and harmony here, which determines the unique mentality of people and singularity of historical values.

The unique flavour of the republic absorbed the traditions of the East and West, present day infrastructure and historical sites marked by UNESCO. The Republic has two state languages, Russian and Tatar.

 

Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, one of the largest economic, political, scientific, cultural, historical and sports centres in Russia; the largest city in the Volga economic region and the sixth largest city in the country. 1,205,651 million people representing over 115 nationalities live in the harmony of cultural, religious and language diversity.

 

The city, which celebrated its 1000th anniversary in 2005, is the crossroads of civilisations: here Europe meets Asia, intertwining cultures, traditions and beliefs.

One thousand-year-old Kazan may rightly be called “young” as it is one of the main student cities in Russia. There are a lot of winners of Russian and international contests, laureates of state scholarships of Russian and international funds, as well as athletes, among the students.

 

Kazan has successfully hosted the FINA World Championships & FINA World Masters Championships in 2015 as well as other major FINA competitions (i.e. High Diving World Cup, Diving World Series, World Junior Diving Championships, World Junior Artistic Swimming Junior Championships, etc.)