Kazan Russia, the city on the Volga is the capital of Tatarstan. After Moscow and St. Petersburg, it is one of the most important cities in tourism in Russia with more than one million inhabitants. This is where the river cruise ships that travel the Volga dock. Kazan is located about 720 km east of Moscow.
Not far from Kazan is Svyashsk Russia Svyashsk Russia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kazan has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in and around the city. The Kazan Kremlin is one of them. Svyashsk is located on an island in the Volga. It is about an hour's drive from Tatarstan's capital. Svyashsk is one of those places that you will find with [...]
Great Bolgar in Tatarstan was once the capital of the Golden Horde and the Volga Bulgarians. Here the Tatars adopted the Islamic faith. Today Bolgar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, place of pilgrimage for the Muslims of Tatarstan and the seat of several museums that show the cultural history of the Republic of Tatarstan.