Chistopol

Chistopol

  • Chistopol and its sights and attractions

    The city of Chistopol is situated on the left bank of the river Kama, 144 km from Kazan, 125 km to the north from railway station Nurlat. Population – 63 thousand people. There are a big pier and an airport. The village Chistoe Pole (Arkhangelskaya Sloboda) was founded in the 18th century. The town is the centre of Chistopolsky district. It is an industrial centre best known for the watch factory "Vostok". 

     

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  • Chistopolsky district and its sights and attractions

    The centre of the district is Chistopol. Area - 1802,2 square km. Population - 84,7 thousand people. The district was founded in 1930.

    The city of Chistopol is situated on the left bank of the river Kama, 144 km from Kazan, 125 km to the north from railway station Nurlat. Population – 63 thousand people. There are a big pier and an airport. The village Chistoe Pole (Arkhangelskaya Sloboda) was founded in the 18th century.

     

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  • Museum of the city history in Chistopol

    Location: Chistopol, Karl Marx Str. 8

    The Museum of the city history (or the Museum of Local Lore) was founded in Chistopol in 1921 by A.C. Bulich, a well-known naturalist and archaeologist. His private collection numbered over 5000 items.

    Since 8 April 1928 the museum was housed in the former private residence of A.A. Poduruev, a merchant from Kazan. In 1987 after the reconstruction and organization of the new exhibition the museum acquired his present name - the Museum of a Provincial city, or Museum of the city history.

    Now there are over 30000 items in the museum collections. Among them there are such rarities as wooden bicycles made by N.I. Melnikov, a peasant from the village named Chistopolskye Vyselky according to his own project in the early XXth century (1902 and 1909); the old-printed books, pictures and icons. The Bulgarian collection discovered in the seat of the ancient town named Gucke-Tau (Dzhuke-Tau, editor) is a subject of special pride of the museum. Among them the Bulgarian silver coins of the XI-XIIth centuries, old jewelry, mirror's fragments and sherocones. The ethnographic department of the museum also has the items of great interest including the handicraft wares of the nations of the Central Volga region - Tatars, Russians, Chuvashs are of special value. There is a unique collection of handicraft wares of the Kazan Tatars including the examples of gold embroidery, mosaic leathern shoes, wearing and embroidered clothes as details of the traditional interior. In 1986 a unique collection of the graceful articles made of wood belonged to D.P. Dobrovolsky was joined to the museum treasures. People admire them up to nowadays.

    The collections of the Museum of a Provincial City in Chistopol extensively presenting the natural and cultural heritage of the land always attract attention both of inhabitants and visitors of the city.

    (Source: "Museum of the Provincial City" brochure)

     

    For more information visit http://chisto-muzei.ru/