Чистопольский район

Чистопольский район

  • 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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    Chistopolsky district, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourism 

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  • Cidatel of Dzhuketau

    Location: Chistopolsky district,  at Danaurovka (see the map below

    The place preserved the remains of a Volga-Kama Bulgar town that arose in the pre-Mongol epoch. Dzhuketau was one of the trade centres of the Bulgar State. The wealth of the town and its inhabitants attracted various conquerors and bands of brigands especially the Novgorod’ ushkuiniki. In 1380 a band of Novgorod outlaw led by Anfal Mikitin captured the town and looted it. The local prince complained to the Khan and the letter charged the princes of Suzdal’, Rostov and Nizhnyi Novgorod with capturing the bandits and executing them which was done. But in 1391 the Tsarevich Berkut devastated the Russian villages along the river Vyatka. The people of Vyatka in revenge and again with the help of the river pirates once more looted Dzhuketau. In 1399, in response to the destruction of Nizhnyi Novgorod by the Golden Horde, the Moscow Prince Vasilyi the First organised a new raid on the town. In the end the town could not withstand all these disasters and ceased to exist.


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    "Historical and cultural area Dzhuketau was established by the decry of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan from 20.08.1999, which declares the cultural complex Dzhuketau, a monument of archaeological significance, as a historical and cultural reserve-area, in order to preserve the remains of the one of the Volga-Kama Bulgaria and Ulusa Dzhuchi cities, and its further study, the stimulation of cultural and educational activities and enhance the cultural education of the population, and regulation of the control over land-use, urban development, economic or any other activities on the territory.

    Historical and cultural reserve-area "Dzhuketau" includes:

    • Ancient settlement “Dzhuketau” (the 10-15th centuries) – remains of cultural stratum of one of the largest feudal districts, craft and shopping centres the Volga-Kama Bulgaria, and the Bulgarian medieval city – the centre of the Dzhuketau principality. This is one of the few historically known and precisely localised Bulgarian cities. Dzhuketau was mentioned in the Russian chronicles as Zhukotin alongside the Bolgar city, and was pointed by the Western-European maps as Sacetim. The city was ravaged by the Batyi troops in 1236. In XIV-XV centuries had been repeatedly attacked by ushkuyniki (editor: river pirates) and fell into ruin. There are still some parts preserved: fortress’ site (citadel of the city) floor with three high ramparts and two moats. The settlement is currently occupied be an elevator and severely damaged.
    • Settlement “Danaurovskoe” and burial ground (the second half of the 10th century) - at the western posad (trading quarter).
    • Settlement “Krutogorskoe” (the 10-13th centuries) and burial ground (the 11th century) – at the eastern posad.

    Nowadays the boarders of the reserve-area Dzhuketau are approved alongside three modes of its maintenance and use: reservational (economiv use is forbidden), limited use, and common (all-purpose) use (use is not limited). In the future, it is planned to create the State historical and archaeological reserve on the base of Dzhuketau".

    Source:http://rt-museum.narod.ru (Kaporskyi Aleksey)




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  • Historical and Ethnographic Museum of Gayaz Iskhaki

    Location: Chistopolsky districtthe Kutlushkyno village

    Gayaz Iskhacky was born on February 22, 1878 in the village Yaushyrma near Chistopolof the Kazan province in the family of the mullah Gylyazetdyn.

    His life experience was difficult, his literary works are numerous including journalistic genres, novels, stories and plays. He was considered as an initiator of the modern Tatar literature be the contemporaries. Gayaz Iskhacky made a valuable contribution to the development of the Tatar press taking part if the editing of the Tatar newspapers in Kazan, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Before the October Revolution he started to fight for the interest of the Tatar nation and was arrested. For the first time he served time in the Chistopol prison in November-December 1906 where he wrote his autobiographic story “Zyndan” (“Prison”).

    In May 1917 Gayaz Iskhacky raised the question about the national-cultural autonomy “Idel-Ural” (“Volga-Ural”) in the First All-Russia Congress of Muslims in Moscow and in the Second Congress in Kazan. In 1919 he left the country being elected the deputy of the Versailles Conference and then couldn’t go back. First he lived in Harbin, then Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, shortly before the World War II he moved to Turkey – Istanbul, Ankara. Abroad he went on his tireless public and literary activities. In 1933 he published his essay “Idel-Ural” in Berlin. G. Iskhacky died on June 22, 1954 and was buried in Istanbul.

    Now the literary heritage of Gayaz Iskhacky is coming again to the readers. The fifteenth volume is coming of his works is being prepared. In the village Kutlushkyno the country-estate of Gayaz Iskhacky is open.

    Source: based on the museum brochure

    For more information visit https://chisto-muzei.ru/istoriko-memorialnyj-i-etnograficheskij-muzej-g-isxaki/




  • Holy places

    Location: Chistopolsky district

    The "cemetery of the holy men" is located in an ancient Tatar village Tubulgy Tau. The six gravestones here are considered epigraphic monuments of the 14th and 15th centuries. There are also gravestones of the 17th to 19th centuries in the now sparsely populated the village of Tatarskoe Alkino. Also here is the building of a mosque of the early 20th century.