Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and is also considered the Third Capital of Russia, after Moscow and St Petersburg. Famed for its magnificent white stone kremlin, the city makes a perfect weekend trip from Moscow and a base for exploring the rest of Tatarstan.
Name in Tatar
Казан (Kazan or Qazan)
Capital of the Republic of Tatarstan
On the confluence of the River Volga and the River Kazanka
820km east of Moscow
1,190,850 people (2014)
Third Capital of Russia