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


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Explore interesting sights in Kazan, Russia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 40 sights are available in Kazan, Russia.

Sightseeing Tours in Kazan

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. Т-72

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The T-72 is a family of Soviet 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 Russian T-90 introduced in 1992 and the Chinese Type 99 are further developments of the T-72. Production and development of various modernized T-72 models continues today.

Wikipedia: T-72 (EN)

5. 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

6. Т-80

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Т-80 Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation / 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-22MDmitry 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. Музей ак. Арбузовых

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The House-Museum of the Akademikov A. E. and B. A. Arbuzov is a Russian state (departmental) memorial museum at the A. E. 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 Alexandrovich Arbuzov.

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

12. Galeev mosque

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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)

13. 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)

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. 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)

16. 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)

17. БМП-1

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БМП-1Łukasz 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)

18. 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)

19. Zangar mosque

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Zangar mosque

The Blue Mosque is a mosque in Kazan, in the Old Tatar Sloboda, a monument of Tatar temple architecture. It got its name from the color of the walls. It was built in 1815-19 in the style of classicism at the expense of the Kazan merchant Akhmet Aitov-Zamanov. The architect is unknown. A two-story two-hall jami mosque with a three-tiered minaret on the roof.

Wikipedia: Голубая мечеть (Казань) (RU)

20. Kazan College of Technology and Design

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The Kazan Teachers' Seminary is a historical educational institution and a complex of historical buildings in Kazan, in the Old Tatar Sloboda. Operated in 1872-1918 The complex of buildings was built in the second half of the XIX century. Located on Shigabutdin Mardzhani Street, houses 24, 26. An object of cultural heritage of regional significance.

Wikipedia: Казанская учительская семинария (RU), Website

21. «Ekiyat» Tatar State Puppet Theater

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The Tatar National Puppet Theatre "Ekiyat" is one of the largest and oldest puppet theatres in Russia, located on Petersburgskaya Street, Vakhitovsky District, Kazan. The name of the theater comes from the word Tat. Yyat-"Fairy Tales". Built in the form of a fairy tale castle, the theater building is an important and popular attraction in the city.

Wikipedia: Экият (театр) (RU), Website

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. Г.Р. Державину

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Г.Р. Державину

The monument to Derzhavin is a monument to the poet, prominent public figure and the 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)

24. Kazan Family Center

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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

25. Kazan Zoo & Botanic Garden

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The Kazan Zoological and Botanical Garden sometimes called the Kazan Zoo, is a mixed garden in Kazan, Russia. It displays over 1,000 and 160 species of plants and animals, respectively. As of 2014, the garden was reconstructed and additional spaces were inserted. In 1996, the garden joined the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria.

Wikipedia: Kazan Zoo (EN), Website

26. Н. И. Лобачевскому

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

Wikipedia: Памятник Лобачевскому (Казань) (RU)

27. БМ - 13 Катюша

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BM-13 is a Soviet rocket artillery combat vehicle of the Great Patriotic War, the most massive Soviet combat vehicle (BM) of this class. Most widely known by the popular nickname "Katyusha", the soldiers of Nazi Germany called her "Stalin's organ" because of the sound made by the plumage of missiles.

Wikipedia: БМ-13 (RU)

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

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The Museum of A. M. Gorky and F. I. Chaliapin in Kazan is a cultural institution, a branch of the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan. Located on Maxim Gorky Street, 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

29. Розовая мечеть

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The Pink Mosque is a mosque in the Novo-Tatarskaya Sloboda of Kazan. It was built in 1906 at the expense of the merchant Muhammad-Sadyk Galikeev. It was closed in 1931. The architect is unknown. It got its name from the color of the walls. It is located at 67 M. Gafuri Street.

Wikipedia: Розовая мечеть (Казань) (RU)

30. Дом Карла Фукса

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Fuks House is a historic building in Kazan at the corner of Moscow Street and Galiasgara Kamala Street. Cultural heritage sites with regional significance. Karl Fuchs (1776-1846), a professor at Kazan University, lived here in the first half of the 19th century.

Wikipedia: Дом Фукса (RU)

31. Рубка подводной лодки Казань

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K-403 Kazan is the second generation nuclear submarine of the Soviet Union and Russia, and the first nuclear submarine named after the capital of Tatarstan. Kazan's name was then assigned to the K-561 submarine of the 885 "Yasen" project under construction.

Wikipedia: К-403 «Казань» (RU)

32. 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)

33. Музей-квартира Мусы Джалиля

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

Wikipedia: Музей-квартира Мусы Джалиля (RU)

34. Кафедральный собор Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы

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The cathedral where the icon of Kazan to St. Theotokos appears is the Old Believer Orthodox Church in Kazan and the cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Old Believer Church (ROPSC) Kazan-Viatka Parish. One of the two churches of the RPSC in the city.

Wikipedia: Покровский кафедральный собор (Казань) (RU)

35. Азимовская мечеть

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Азимовская мечеть

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)

36. Татарская усадьба

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The Sabitov estate is a complex of historical buildings in Kazan, in the Old Tatar Sloboda, on Shigabutdin Mardzhani Street, 8. It was built in the second half of the XIX century. An object of cultural heritage of local importance.

Wikipedia: Усадьба Сабитовых (RU)

37. 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)

38. 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)

39. Ğabdulla Tuqay

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The Gabdulla Tukai Monument, a great Tatar national poet, literary critic, publicist, public figure and translator, is erected on Pushkin Street, a park named after G. Tukai in Vahitovsky District of Kazan City.

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

40. Gabdulla Tukay Literary Museum

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The Gabdulla Tukai Literary Museum is a memorial museum located in the building of Shamil's house on G. Tukay Street, 74 in the city of Kazan. It is a branch of the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Wikipedia: Литературный музей Габдуллы Тукая (RU), Website


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