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The History of Kazan
Kazan, in which history starting form long-long time ago there was a fusion of influences and mysteries of the East and the West civilizations, which is standing, like the Eternal City of Rome, on the seven hills, Kazan – is the capital of ancient civilization and country. The city – which is located almost in the very centre of modern Russia, laying only in 800 kilometers to the east from Moscow – is a capital of totally original nation and polyethnic republic between the Volga and the Urals.
This nation has its own language, culture, ancient
traditions and holidays, its own religion,
but its past and its present is sometimes mixed in a dramatic way with the history and the future life of Russia. This nation – is the Tatars of Kazan, this country – is the Republic of Tatarstan.