Sviyazhsk was founded by Ivan the Terrible to aid his conquest of Kazan. Today the settlement is located on an island connected to the mainland via a dam. The city can be visited from Kazan, but it is much simpler to visit in summer months when you can get a ferry.
Island-village (ostrov-selo) in the Zelenodolsk District of the Republic of Tatarstan
Island on the confluence of the River Sviyaga and the River Volga
60km east of Kazan, 820km east of Moscow
24 May 1551 by Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Historical City of Russia