45 Sights in Kazan, Russia (with Map and Images)

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1. Пе-2

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The Petlyakov Pe-2 was a Soviet twin-engine dive bomber used during World War II. One of the outstanding tactical attack aircraft of the war, it also proved successful as a heavy fighter, as a night fighter and as a reconnaissance aircraft. The Pe-2 was, numerically, the most important Soviet bomber of World War II, at their peak comprising 75% of the Soviet twin-engine bomber force. The Soviets manufactured Pe-2s in greater numbers during the war than any other twin-engine combat aircraft except for the German Junkers Ju 88 and the British Vickers Wellington. Several communist air forces flew the type after the war, when it became known by the NATO reporting name Buck.

Wikipedia: Petlyakov Pe-2 (EN)

2. МиГ-27

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The Mikoyan MiG-27 is a variable-sweep ground-attack aircraft, originally built by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union and later licence-produced in India by Hindustan Aeronautics as the Bahadur ("Valiant"). It is based on the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 fighter aircraft, but optimised for air-to-ground attack. Unlike the MiG-23, the MiG-27 did not have widespread use outside Russia, as most countries opted for the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23BN and Sukhoi Su-22 instead. It remains in service only with the Kazakh Air Forces in the ground attack role. All Russian, Indian, Sri Lankan and Ukrainian MiG-27s have been retired.

Wikipedia: Mikoyan MiG-27 (EN)

3. М-30

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The 122 mm howitzer M1938 (M-30) was a Soviet 121.92 mm (4.8 inch) howitzer. The weapon was developed by the design bureau of Motovilikha Plants, headed by F. F. Petrov, in the late 1930s, and was in production from 1939 to 1955. The M-30 saw action in World War II, mainly as a divisional artillery piece of the Red Army (RKKA). Captured guns were also employed later in the conflict by the German Wehrmacht and the Finnish Army. Post World War II the M-30 saw combat in numerous conflicts of the mid- to late twentieth century in service of other countries' armies, notably in the Middle East.

Wikipedia: 122 mm howitzer M1938 (M-30) (EN)

4. Закабанная мечеть

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The Thousandth Anniversary of Islam Mosque or The Anniversary Mosque was built in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia to commemorate the thousandth anniversary of the conversion of the Volga Bulgars in to Islam in 922. The alternative name of the mosque, and the most commonly used name, is The Mosque Across the Kaban, because most of Kazan's mosques are situated on the other side of the Kaban, where the Tatar community was traditionally located before the October Revolution. The part where the mosque was situated was inhabited predominantly by the Russian community.

Wikipedia: Thousandth Anniversary of Islam Mosque (EN), Website

5. Т-72

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The T-72 is a family of Soviet/Russian main battle tanks that entered production in 1969. The T-72 was a development of the T-64, which was troubled by high costs and its reliance on immature developmental technology. About 25,000 T-72 tanks have been built, and refurbishment has enabled many to remain in service for decades. It has been widely exported and has seen service in 40 countries and in numerous conflicts. The T-90 introduced in 1992 is a development of the T-72B; production and development of various modernized T-72 models continues today.

Wikipedia: T-72 (EN)

6. Т-80

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Т-80 Андрей Лузик (Andrey Luzik) / CC BY 4.0

The T-80 is a main battle tank (MBT) that was designed and manufactured in the former Soviet Union and manufactured in Russia. The T-80 is based on the T-64, while incorporating features from the later T-72. The chief designer of the T-80 was Soviet engineer Nikolay Popov. When it entered service in 1976, it was the second MBT in the world to be equipped with a gas turbine engine, after the Swedish Stridsvagn 103, and the first production tank to use it as a main propulsion engine. The T-80U was last produced in 2001 in a factory in Omsk, Russia.

Wikipedia: T-80 (EN)

7. TU-22M

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TU-22M Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo, Russian Federation / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Tupolev Tu-22M is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing, long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber developed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the 1960s. According to some sources, the bomber was believed to be designated Tu-26 at one time. During the Cold War, the Tu-22M was operated by the Soviet Air Forces (VVS) in a missile carrier strategic bombing role, and by the Soviet Naval Aviation in a long-range maritime anti-shipping role. As of 2021, before the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, there were 66 of the aircraft in service.

Wikipedia: Tupolev Tu-22M (EN)

8. Temple of all Religions

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The Temple of All Religions or the Universal Temple is an architectural complex in the Staroye Arakchino Microdistrict of Kazan, Russia. It consists of several types of religious architecture including an Orthodox church, a mosque, and a synagogue, among others. It is currently under construction since 1992, started by local artist and philanthropist Ildar Khanov. The structure now serves as a cultural center and a residence for Khanov's brother and sister, who both continue to serve as guides and supervisors of the complex.

Wikipedia: Temple of All Religions (EN), Website

9. По-2

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The Polikarpov Po-2 served as an all-weather multirole Soviet biplane, nicknamed Kukuruznik. The reliable, uncomplicated design of the Po-2 design made it an ideal trainer aircraft, as well as doubling as a low-cost ground attack, aerial reconnaissance, psychological warfare and liaison aircraft during war, proving to be one of the most versatile light combat types to be built in the Soviet Union. As of 1978 it remained in production for a longer period of time than any other Soviet-era aircraft.

Wikipedia: Polikarpov Po-2 (EN)

10. Т-55

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The T-54 and T-55 tanks are a series of Soviet main battle tanks introduced in the years following the Second World War. The first T-54 prototype was completed at Nizhny Tagil by the end of 1945. From the late 1950s, the T-54 eventually became the main tank for armoured units of the Soviet Army, armies of the Warsaw Pact countries, and many others. T-54s and T-55s have been involved in many of the world's armed conflicts since their introduction in the second half of the 20th century.

Wikipedia: T-54/T-55 (EN)

11. Galeev mosque

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Galeev mosque Дмитрий Сагдеев / GFDL 1.2+

Galeyev Mosque, a mosque in Kazan, is a monument to Tatar religious buildings. It was built between 1798 and 1801, funded by businessman Moussa Mamyashev, and appeared in the form of early classicism in the late 18th century. It is located on Gabdulla Tukaya Street, north of Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda, near the former hay market. This mosque is a two-story, two-hall mosque with an eight-sided three-story minaret in the center of the roof.

Wikipedia: Галеевская мечеть (RU)

12. БРДМ-2

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The BRDM-2 is an amphibious armoured scout car used by states that were part of the Soviet Union and its allies. It was also known under the designations BTR-40PB, BTR-40P-2 and GAZ 41-08. This vehicle, like many other Soviet designs, has been exported extensively and is in use in at least 38 countries. It was intended to replace the older BRDM-1, and has improved amphibious capabilities and better armament compared to its predecessor.

Wikipedia: BRDM-2 (EN)

13. Музей ак. Арбузовых

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The House-Museum of Academicians A. E. and B. A. Arbuzov is a Russian state (departmental) memorial museum at the Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry of the Kazan Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Located in the city of Kazan. It is dedicated to the daily life and scientific activities of outstanding Soviet chemists - academicians Alexander Erminingeldovich and Boris Aleksandrovich Arbuzov.

Wikipedia: Дом-музей академиков А. Е. и Б. А. Арбузовых (RU)

14. Т-62

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Т-62 Музей отечественной военной истории / CC BY-SA 4.0

The T-62 is a Soviet medium tank that was first introduced in 1961. As a further development of the T-55 series, the T-62 retained many similar design elements of its predecessor including low profile and thick turret armour. In contrast with previous tanks, which were armed with rifled tank guns, the T-62 was the first production tank armed with a smoothbore tank gun that could fire APFSDS rounds at higher velocities.

Wikipedia: T-62 (EN)

15. Youth theater on Bulak

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Youth theater on Bulak билгесез / Намуслы куллану

"Bolakta" Yashlar Theaters — Kazanda 2010 eldan eshlauche, dәүlət hisabynda tormauchy yashlər theaters. Yash kolleksellarnyn iҗadi teləkləren tormyshka ashyru үzəge, Aurupa formatynda experimental tamashalar kuyu maydany. Zamancha ut kuyu, musical korylysh belan tamashachyny uzenə tarta. Tamashalar rus telenda bara. Səngat җitəkchese — TR atkazangan səngat eshleklese Рөstəm Mullanur uly Vatkullin.

Wikipedia: «Болакта» Яшьләр театры (TT), Website

16. АМО-Ф-15

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The AMO-F-15 was a light truck based on the Italian Fiat 15Ter at the AMO-plant in Moscow in the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s. It was the first Soviet truck to be produced in the first series, with a total of more than 6,000 units made between 1924 and 1931. Different models were built based on the vehicle: flatbed trucks, omnibuses, fire engines, ambulances and armored versions for the military.

Wikipedia: AMO-F-15 (EN)

17. «Ekiyat» Tatar State Puppet Theater

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The Tatar State Puppet Theater "Ekiyat" is the largest and one of the oldest doll theaters in Russia. Located in Kazan on St. Petersburg Street in the Vakhitovsky district of the city. The name of the theater is formed from the word tat. әkyat - "Fairy Tale". The theater building built in the form of a fairy-tale cape of the Theater is an important and popular attraction of the city.

Wikipedia: Экият (театр) (RU), Website

18. Дом Ушковой

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The House of Zinaida Ushkova is a building in Kazan, in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, which was reconstructed in the beginning of the 20th century in an eclectic style. It is an impressive sight in the city center and an object of Russian heritage. In 1919 it became a central building of the National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan and is now open to visitors and tourists.

Wikipedia: Ushkova House (EN)

19. БМП-1

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БМП-1 Łukasz Golowanow, Konflikty.pl / Attribution

The BMP-1 is a Soviet amphibious tracked infantry fighting vehicle, in service 1966–present. BMP stands for Boyevaya Mashina Pyekhoty 1, meaning "infantry fighting vehicle, 1st serial model". The BMP-1 was the first mass-produced infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) of the Soviet Union. It was called the M-1967, BMP and BMP-76PB by NATO before its correct designation was known.

Wikipedia: BMP-1 (EN)

20. МиГ-17

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The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 is a high-subsonic fighter aircraft produced in the Soviet Union from 1952 and was operated by air forces internationally. The MiG-17 was license-built in China as the Shenyang J-5 and Poland as the PZL-Mielec Lim-6. The MiG-17 is still being used by the North Korean air force in the present day and has seen combat in the Middle East and Asia.

Wikipedia: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (EN)

21. Голубая мечеть

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The Blue Mosque, a mosque in Kazan, is located in the old Tatarski settlement and is a monument to the Tatar temple architecture. The name is based on the color of the wall. Built in 1815-19. In a classical style, funded by Kazan businessman Akhmet Aitov-Zamanov. The architect is unknown. This mosque is a two-story two-hall mosque with a three-story minaret on the roof.

Wikipedia: Голубая мечеть (Казань) (RU)

22. Ми-8

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Ми-8 Igor Dvurekov / CC BY 3.0

The Mil Mi-8 is a medium twin-turbine helicopter, originally designed by the Soviet Union in the 1960s and introduced into the Soviet Air Force in 1968. It is now produced by Russia. In addition to its most common role as a transport helicopter, the Mi-8 is also used as an airborne command post, armed gunship, and reconnaissance platform.

Wikipedia: Mil Mi-8 (EN)

23. Family Center Kazan

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Kazan Family Center is the main wedding palace (registration office) in Kazan City and Tatarstan Republic. One of the city's main modern attractions, outshines its name for its form built in a giant boiler Kazan. There is an observation deck on the roof overlooking the Kazan Kremlin, Kremlin dikes and areas. It opened on July 5, 2013.

Wikipedia: Казан (центр семьи) (RU), Website

24. Г.Р. Державину

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The Monument to Derzhavin is a monument to the poet, prominent public figure and first Minister of Justice of the Russian Empire Gavriil Romanovich Derzhavin, opened in Kazan on December 3, 2003, and is a reproduction of the monument that existed in 1846-1932. It is located at the entrance to the Lyadskaya Garden from Gorky Street.

Wikipedia: Памятник Державину (Казань) (RU)

25. Н. И. Лобачевскому

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The Lobachevsky Monument is a monument to the outstanding mathematician, figure of university education and public education of the Russian Empire Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky, opened in Kazan on September 1, 1896. It is located in lobachevsky Square, located on Kremlyovskaya Street at the beginning of Lobachevsky Street.

Wikipedia: Памятник Лобачевскому (Казань) (RU)

26. Kazan College of Technology and Design

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Kazan Teachers' Theological Seminary is a historical educational institution and historical building complex in Kazan's old Tatarski settlement. The complex was built in the second half of the 19th century. Located in buildings 24 and 26, Shigabutdina Marjani Street. Cultural heritage sites with regional significance.

Wikipedia: Казанская учительская семинария (RU), Website

27. Хабад Любавич

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Хабад Любавич билгесез / Намуслы куллану

Kazan Yaһүd җәmgyyate — Tatarstan Respublikasy bashkalasy Kazanda yashəүche yaһүdylərnenң Kazan shәһәrendә urnashkan iҗtimagy oyeshmasy, Kazan yaһud җəmgyatenen anddar-offices, federal әһәmiyatkә iya mәdani miras objects, ber үk vakytta Chabad-Lubavich synagogueas, chorale synagogue.

Wikipedia: Казан синагогасы (TT)

28. Дом Карла Фукса

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The Fuchs House is a historic building in Kazan, located on the corner of Moskovskaya Street and Galiasgar Kamala Street. An object of cultural heritage of regional importance. In the first half of the XIX century, Karl Fuchs (1776-1846), a doctor and ethnographer, a professor at Kazan University, lived here.

Wikipedia: Дом Фукса (RU)

29. The museum of S. M. Gorky and F. I. Shalyapin

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Museum of A. M. Gorky and F. I. Chaliapin in Kazan - Culture Institution, a branch of the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan. Located on the street. Maxim Gorky, 10. Since 1960, the museum has been included in the register of historical monuments of federal significance.

Wikipedia: Музей А. М. Горького и Ф. И. Шаляпина (Казань) (RU), Website

30. Monument of Musa Jalil

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The monument to Musa Jalilly is a monumental complex, installed in 1966 on May 1 in Kazan in memory of the Hero of the Soviet Union, the laureate of the Lenin Prize-the poet-patriot of Musa Jalile, a participant in the anti-fascist underground executed in the Nazi prison in 1944.

Wikipedia: Памятник Мусе Джалилю (Казань) (RU)

31. Музей-квартира Мусы Джалиля

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Musa Museum Musa Jalil-a museum in Kazan, the structural unit of the GBUK "National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan". The museum is dedicated to the Tatar poet, the hero of the Soviet Union, the laureate of the Lenin Prize, the literary and public figure Musa Jalil.

Wikipedia: Музей-квартира Мусы Джалиля (RU)

32. БМ - 13 Катюша

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BM-13 was a Soviet rocket launcher chariot during the Great Patriotic War and the largest Soviet chariot (BM) in this class. The most widely known nickname was "Katyusha," which Nazi German soldiers called "Stalin's organ" for making the sound of a rocket tail.

Wikipedia: БМ-13 (RU)

33. ЗИС-2

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The ZiS-2 is a Soviet 57 mm anti-tank gun used during World War II. The ZiS-4 is a version of the gun that was meant to be installed in tanks. ZiS stands for Zavod imeni Stalina, the official title of Artillery Factory No. 92, which produced the gun first.

Wikipedia: 57 mm anti-tank gun M1943 (ZiS-2) (EN)

34. Кафедральный собор Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы

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The cathedral of the phenomenon of the Kazan icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Old Believer Orthodox Church in Kazan, the Cathedral of the Kazan-Vyatka Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church (RPSC). One of the two temples of the RPSC in the city.

Wikipedia: Покровский кафедральный собор (Казань) (RU)

35. Рубка подводной лодки Казань

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K-403 Kazan was a Soviet and Russian nuclear submarine of the 2nd generation, the first nuclear submarine to bear the name of the capital of Tatarstan. The name Kazan was subsequently assigned to the project 885 Yasen submarine under construction.

Wikipedia: К-403 «Казань» (RU)

36. Розовая мечеть

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The pink mosque is a mosque in the Novo-Tatar settlement of Kazan. Built in 1906 at the expense of the merchant Muhammad-Sadyk Galikeev. Closed in 1931. The architect is unknown. The name is the color of the walls. Located at ul. M. Gafuri, 67.

Wikipedia: Розовая мечеть (Казань) (RU)

37. Азимовская мечеть

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Äcem Mosque ; is a prominent cathedral mosque in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. It is located in the southern part of the Old Tatar Quarter, a historic district populated by Tatars, and is one of about a dozen historical mosques in the district.

Wikipedia: Äcem Mosque (EN)

38. Ğabdulla Tuqay

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The monument to Gabdulla Tukay, the great Tatar folk poet, literary critic, publicist, public figure and translator, was installed in Kazan on Pushkin Street in the square named after G. Tukay in the Vakhitovsky district of the city.

Wikipedia: Памятник Габдулле Тукаю (Казань, улица Пушкина) (RU)

39. Kekin House

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Kakin's house is a building on Gorky Street in Kazan. Is a landmark of the city. The building is built in an eclectic style: it combines art nouveau with neo-Gothic. In the elements of the building, you can find Moorish motives.

Wikipedia: Дом Кекина (RU)

40. Татарская усадьба

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The Sabitov Estate is a complex of historical buildings in Kazan, in the Old Tatar Settlement, on Shigabutdin Mardzhani Street, 8. Built in the second half of the XIX century. An object of cultural heritage of local importance.

Wikipedia: Усадьба Сабитовых (RU)

41. Никольский кафедральный собор

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Nikolsky Sobor in Kazan is the temple complex of the Kazan and Tatarstan diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, located in the Vakhitovsky district of Kazan, on Bauman Street. Since 1946 he has been operating as a cathedral.

Wikipedia: Никольский собор (Казань) (RU)

42. Gabdulla Tukay Literary Museum

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The Literary Museum of Gabdullah Tukai is a memorial museum located in the building of Shamil’s house along the street of Tukai, 74 in the city of Kazan. Is a branch of the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Wikipedia: Литературный музей Габдуллы Тукая (RU), Website

43. National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan

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The National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan is a research, cultural and educational institution, the leading museum center of Tatarstan and one of the largest cultural and historical museums in the Volga region.

Wikipedia: Национальный музей Республики Татарстан (RU), Website

44. Спасо-Преображенский собор

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The Transfiguration Monastery is an invalid Orthodox monastery in the southwestern part of the Kazan Kremlin. Founded in 1556 by Archimandrite Barsonophy. Monument of Russian architecture of the XVI - XIX centuries.

Wikipedia: Спасо-Преображенский монастырь (Казань) (RU)

45. Ми-2

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The Mil Mi-2 is a small, three rotor blade Soviet-designed multi-purpose helicopter developed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant designed in the early 1960s, and produced exclusively by WSK "PZL-Świdnik" in Poland.

Wikipedia: Mil Mi-2 (EN)


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