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Chistopol

Essentials

Chistopol has been designated a Historical City of Russia due to the fact that much of its historical centre has survived virtually untouched, retaining the feeling of a 19th century provincial town. It is most famous for its association with Boris Pasternak who lived here during the Second World War. It can easily be visited from Kazan.

Chistopol


Basic facts
Russian Name Чистополь
Tatar Name Чистай (Çistay)
Status City-municipality in the Republic of Tatarstan
Location On the left-bank of the Kuibyshev Reservoir on the River Kama
Distance 250km east of Kazan, 1,032km east of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 61,092 people (2014)
Founded Late 17th century or early 18th century
First Mentioned 18th century
Former Names Chistoe Pole
Titles/Awards Historical City
City Day Fourth Saturday in September
Official Website http://chistopol.tatarstan.ru/