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.
City-municipality in the Republic of Tatarstan
On the left-bank of the Kuibyshev Reservoir on the River Kama
250km east of Kazan, 1,032km east of Moscow
61,092 people (2014)
Late 17th century or early 18th century
Fourth Saturday in September