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Kazan (Казань)

The capital of the medieval, Tatar Kazan Khanate and now the autonomous Republic of Tatarstan within Russia, Kazan is a busy and prosperous city above the Volga Region east of Moscow. Best known for its historic kremlin, the city has managed to maintain a good deal of its historic character, perforated with both mosques and Orthodox churches.
Morning outside Kazan rail station
Morning outside Kazan rail station
Front of Kazan's main rail terminal
Front of Kazan's main rail terminal
Tatty old Tatarstan bus
Tatty old Tatarstan bus
Restored building on the way into town
Restored building on the way into town
Gutted former Kazan Hotel
Gutted former Kazan Hotel
Main facade of the former hotel
Main facade of the former hotel
Ulitsa Baumana - Kazan's pedestrianized main street
Ulitsa Baumana - Kazan's pedestrianized main street
Corner of the old Kazan Hotel
Corner of the old Kazan Hotel
Quiet morning view down ul Baumana
Quiet morning view down ul Baumana
SS Peter & Paul Cathedral peeking out
SS Peter & Paul Cathedral peeking out
Decorative carriage sculpture on the street
Decorative carriage sculpture on the street
Compass rose on ul Baumana
Compass rose on ul Baumana
Decorative fountain, ul Baumana
Decorative fountain, ul Baumana
View down a sidestreet off ul Baumana
View down a sidestreet off ul Baumana
Grand bank building, ul Baumana
Grand bank building, ul Baumana
Restaurants and cafes on ul Baumana
Restaurants and cafes on ul Baumana
Fountain in front of Epiphany Church
Fountain in front of Epiphany Church
Square on ul Baumana
Square on ul Baumana
Newer wing of Epiphany Church
Newer wing of Epiphany Church
Bulak Canal in central Kazan
Bulak Canal in central Kazan
Nurullah Mosque
Nurullah Mosque
Old wooden house along a backstreet
Old wooden house along a backstreet
Ulitsa Gabdully Tukaya
Ulitsa Gabdully Tukaya
Traditional wooden building on ul. Gabdully Tukaya
Traditional wooden building on ul. Gabdully Tukaya
Tram tracks and old architecture along the street
Tram tracks and old architecture along the street
Tikhvin Church
Tikhvin Church
Soltanov Mosque
Soltanov Mosque
Kazan's central market
Kazan's central market
Rows of stalls at the market
Rows of stalls at the market
Clothing vendors at the central market
Clothing vendors at the central market
Carpets and hats for sale
Carpets and hats for sale
Kremlyovskaya ul. in the upper town
Kremlyovskaya ul. in the upper town
Students chatting in the university quarter
Students chatting in the university quarter
Park in the university quarter
Park in the university quarter
Kazan State University
Kazan State University
Statue of a young Lenin by the university
Statue of a young Lenin by the university
Grand facades on Kremlyovskaya ul.
Grand facades on Kremlyovskaya ul.
SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
Decoration detail on the cathedral
Decoration detail on the cathedral
Small religious shop at the cathedral
Small religious shop at the cathedral
Belltower, SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
Belltower, SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
Exterior decoration, SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
Exterior decoration, SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
Sidewalk on the path to the kremlin
Sidewalk on the path to the kremlin
Spasskaya Tower of Kazan's kremlin
Spasskaya Tower of Kazan's kremlin
Stately facades on pl. 1 Maya
Stately facades on pl. 1 Maya
Steps leading down outside the kremlin
Steps leading down outside the kremlin
National Museum of Tatarstan
National Museum of Tatarstan
Art Nouveau entrance to the National Museum
Art Nouveau entrance to the National Museum
Entering the kremlin
Entering the kremlin
Spasskaya Tower from within the kremlin
Spasskaya Tower from within the kremlin
Qolşärif Mosque
Qolşärif Mosque
Tatar clothing outside a souvenir shop
Tatar clothing outside a souvenir shop
Souvenir shop entrances within the kremlin
Souvenir shop entrances within the kremlin
Remains of the Savior Monastery
Remains of the Savior Monastery
Annunciation Cathedral
Annunciation Cathedral
View along the Bishop's House
View along the Bishop's House
View down the main road through the kremlin
View down the main road through the kremlin
Bishop's House
Bishop's House
Söyembikä Tower and Governor's Palace
Söyembikä Tower and Governor's Palace
Frontal view of Annunciation Cathedral
Frontal view of Annunciation Cathedral
Front of the main kremlin palace
Front of the main kremlin palace
Newly built church below the kremlin hill
Newly built church below the kremlin hill
Businessmen out on pl. 1 Maya
Businessmen out on pl. 1 Maya
Cathedral in the northern reaches of the upper town
Cathedral in the northern reaches of the upper town
View across to SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
View across to SS Peter & Paul Cathedral
View from the below the kremlin
View from the below the kremlin
Kremlin wall and turret
Kremlin wall and turret
Kazan's kremlin from over the Kazanka River
Kazan's kremlin from over the Kazanka River
Qolşärif Mosque under clear skies
Qolşärif Mosque under clear skies
SS Peter & Paul Cathedral in early evening light
SS Peter & Paul Cathedral in early evening light
Old man walking by the cathedral
Old man walking by the cathedral
Qolşärif Mosque by night
Qolşärif Mosque by night
Floodlit Spasskaya Tower
Floodlit Spasskaya Tower
Annunciation Cathedral at night
Annunciation Cathedral at night
Night view of the Söyembikä Tower
Night view of the Söyembikä Tower