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Yelabuga

Yelabuga is a beautifully preserved historical city which also boasts connections with the poet Marina Tsvetaeva and the artist Ivan Shishkin. Yelabuga is located next to the larger city of Naberezhnye Chelny which has an airport, but it can also be visited by bus from Kazan.

Yelabuga


Basic facts
Russian Name
Елабуга
Tatar Name
Алабуга (Alabuğa)
Status
City and administrative centre of the Yelabuga District of the Republic of Tatarstan
Location
On the confluence of the River Toyma and the River Kama
Distance
35km west of Naberezhnye Chelny, 225km east of Kazan, 1,030km east of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
71,991 people (2014)
Founded
10th century
First mentioned
920
Titles/Awards
Historical City of Russia
Festivals
Bell-Ringing Festival held annually in August at the same time as the Spasskaya Market
Official Website
http://www.elabugacity.ru/ (district); http://www.yelabuga.ru/ (city)