Kazan city : Famous for Foreign students Education in Russia
Kazan is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. It is a major industrial, commercial and cultural center and remains the most important cultural center of the Tatar culture. It is the eighth most populous city in Russia. Kazan lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia. Kazan is located 793 Km east of Moscow. Kazan is a place where the East meets West.
The origin of name Kazan is unclear. The literal translation of the word Qazan is (Boiler or Cauldron). It is believed that the city of Kazan is named after this object and its geographical similarity with (Qazan-pan) ; namely the city is situated in U-shaped low land. The way from the capital of Russia, Moscow to Kazan takes 1 hour 20 minutes by plane and around 10 hours by train. People of different nationalities live in Kazan. Major religions in Kazan are Sunni Islam and Eastern Orthodoxy. The official languages are Tatar and Russian. Kazan was founded in 1005. Despite of such venerable age, the city is growing and dynamically developing in all aspects. Since April 2009, Kazan has been granted the legal right to brand itself as the third capital of Russia.
In 2004, Kazan was named the best city of Russia and became the winner of Russian public award (Russian National Olympus). With a rich history and culture, it is a host to number of monuments. The Kazan Kremlin is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kazan is a significant educational and cultural center of Russia.
Kazan offers education for every taste. There are lots of museums, libraries, concert halls, theaters in this city.
In 2009, Kazan was chosen as «Sports Capital of Russia» and it is still referred to as such. Apart from being a home for Ice-Hockey Team (Ak Bars Kazan), it has a football team by the name of «Rubin Kazan». Some notable international events hosted by Kazan include — 2013 Summer Universiade, World Fencing Championships (2014), European Weightlifting Championships (2011), Bandy World Championship for men (2005 & 2011). Kazan is the host city for 2015 World Aquatics Championships, 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup. Kazan is a city of Peace and Calm.
Two old and reputed universities are situated in Kazan:
Kazan State Medical University, Estd. 1814
Kazan Federal University, Estd. 1804
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