Naberezhnye Chelny is Tatarstan's second city, most famous for its KamAZ Automobile Plant, but this industrial, Soviet-era planned city doesn't have much to offer tourists, especially in comparison to its much more pleasant and interesting neighbour of Yelabuga. The city can be visited by bus from Kazan although there is also an airport nearby (Begishevo airport).
Яр Чаллы (Yar Çallı)
City-municipality in the Republic of Tatarstan
On the confluence of the River Kama, the River Melekeska and the River Chelna
250km east of Kazan, 1,032km east of Moscow
522,048 people (2014)
10 August 1930
Second Saturday in August