• Kazan Kremlin State Historical and Architectural museum-reserve

    Location: Kazan Kremlin, Kazan (see the location map below

    Kazan Kremlin State Historical and Architectural museum-reserve is a unique complex, of historical and architectural monuments, a mixture of Tatar and Russia heritage.

    The museum complex is an object of historical and cultural heritage of the state significance, and an object of cultural heritage of Tatarstan.

    Since 2000 the Kazan Kremlin is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    For more information visit https://kazan-kremlin.ru/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kremlinmuseum 


    The Kazan KremlinPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    The Kazan KremlinPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Suyumbike Tower at The Kazan KremlinPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Suyumbike Tower at The Kazan KremlinPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    View from the Kremlin on the Kazanka riverPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    At the KremlinPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev



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  • Cidatel of Dzhuketau

    Location: at Danaurovka, Chistopolsky district (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.




    "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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  • Russian drama theatre "Masterovye"

    Location: Naberezhnye Chelny

    Address: Ulitsa Akademika Rubanenko, 7, Naberezhnye Chelny, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia

    The Drama Theater began it's activity as an amateur theatre in 1976. Since that time it developed its direction to classical and modern drama plays in Russian for adults and children. Nowadays the theatre is on of the cultural centres of the city as well as of the republic. 

    For more information visit https://russdramteatr.ru/

    Russian drama theatre "Masterovye"













  • Amutbayev Menzelinsk State Tatar Drama Theatre

    Location: Menzelinsk, 423700, M. Jalilya Str. 19

    The Menzelinsk Tatar Drama Theatre was opened in April, 1935.

    For more information visit http://minzalateatr.ru/



  • State Tatar Drama Theatre

    Location: Naberezhnye Chelny, prospekt H.Tufana, 15 (4/16-a)

    Opening of the Naberezhnye Chelny Tatar Drama Theatre occured on December 21, 1990. Nowadays the theatre presents a wide spectrum of modern dramaturgic and classical spectacles in Tatar language.

    For more information visit https://vk.com/club24677145 




  • State Puppet Theatre

    Location: Naberezhnye Chelny, Novyi Gorod, pr. Mira, 18/09

    Puppet theatre was grounded in 1988. The reperotir presents programs in tatar and russian languages for children at age of 3-12 years old.

    For more information visit http://www.chelny-puppet.ru/afisha/




  • Jalil Opera and Ballet Tatar State Academic Theatre

    Location: Svobody Sq. 1, Kazan (see the location map below

    The history of M. Jalil Opera and Ballet Tatar Academic Theatre originates from December, 1938. The troop of the theatre relates to one of the best operatic and choreographic collectives in Russia. Each year two international festivals are held at the theatre: F. Shalyapin International Festival of Opera Art and R. Nuriyev International Festival of Classical Ballet.

    For more information visit http://www.kazan-opera.ru/

     Jalil Opera and Ballet Tatar State Academic Theatre, KazanPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Fountain at Jalil Opera and Ballet Tatar State Academic Theatre, Kazan
    Photo: Andrey Roshektaev


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  • Kazan Tatar State Theatre of Young Spectator

    Location: Kazan, Peterburgskaya St, 55б

    The theatre began its` activity as a dramatic studio to the Kazan Russian Theatre of Young Spectator, but in 1991 it obtained a state status. Since that time the theatre began to implement direction of classical and modern dramaturgic plays predominategly for children of preschool and school ages. The repertory also includes the plays for adults.

    For more information visit http://karievteatr.ru/


  • Kazan State Theatre of Young Spectator

    Location: Kazan, Ostrovskogo Str. 10

    The history of theatre originates from 1932. The repertoir consists mainly of russian and world-wide classical and dramaturgic plays in russian language. The theatre is a Laureate of Tatarstan`s Premium (1992), a Laureate of the Russian "Golden Mask" National Premium (1996).

    For more information visit http://www.kazan-tuz.ru/



  • Tinchourin Tatar State Drama and Comedy Theatre

    Location: Kazan, M.Gorky Str. 13

    At the expanse of many years the theatre pleases rural and urban inhabitants with its creative work. Thanks to it`s mobility and high creative potential the theatre is well-known both in the Republic of Tatarstan, and in all CIS territory.

    For more information visit http://tinchurinteatr.ru/ 



  • Kamal Tatar State Academic Theatre

    Location: Kazan, Tatarstan Str. 1

    One of the best national theatres in Russia. Laureat of the First Turkish World Theatres Festival (Turkey).

    For more information visit http://www.kamalteatr.ru/





  • Bugulma State Russian Drama Theatre

    Location: Bugulma, Lenin Street, 28

    For more information visit http://bugulmateatr.ru/




  • Almetyevsk State Tatar Drama Theatre

    Location: Almetyevsk, Lenina Str. 37 (see the map below)
    The history of the Almetyevsk tatar Drama theatre originates from 1944. Modern dramaturgic creations form the base of theatre`s repertoir.

    For more information visit http://almetteatr.ru/


    Almetyevsk State Tatar Drama Theatre



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  • "Ekiyat" Tatar State Puppet Theatre

    Location: Kazan, Peterburgskaya St, 57

    "Ekiyat" ("Fairy tale")Tatar Puppet Theatre was founded in 1934. It is one of the leading puppet theatres of the country. About 100 people works in the theatre, 25 of them are professional actors, performing both in Russian and Tatar languages. The repertoire of the theatre includes performances for children of different age and for students.

    Since 1974 "Ekiyat" Tatar State Puppet Theatre is a member of the International Organisation of puppet theatres - UNIMA

    For more information visit http://ekiatkazan.ru/





  • Karim Tinchurin Theatre Festival

    Location: Kazan

    he Republican Karim Tinchurin Theatre Festival. The festival is held once every year two years in Kazan and features professional Tatar theatres from Tatarstan, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Museum of Kryashens (Baptised Tatars)

    Location: Khozesanovo, Kaybitsky district

    The Museum of Baptized Tatars of the Nagornaya Side was opened in early October 2020. It was an initiative of V.Danilov, an economist and ethnographer. 

    The collection of new artefacts is open, and everybody is welcome to contribute to an expositions.

    More info: https://vk.com/public164448413


    Museum of Kryashen

















  • Local history museum of Aksubaevsky district

    Location: Aksubaevo, Aksubaevsky district 

    The museum was founded in 1987, and has more than 2500 exhibits. The museum contains household, numismatics, archeology items, natural science collection, paintings, and sculptures. As well as documents, photos, clothes and household items of the Tatars and Chuvash. The ethnographic collection has dresses of Chuvash women of the late 19th century, Chuvash and Tatar woven towels, and a Russian tablecloth. 

    The geological collection was based on finding from the Aksubaevskoe bitumen deposit.

    Another exposition is about the noble people of the districts - writers, scientists, Heroes of the Soviet Union and Socialist Labor.

    For more information visit http://www.museum.ru/M2655



  • Museum of Gaziz Kashapov

    Location: Novoe Uzeevo, Aksubaevsky district 

    The museum was founded in 1992, and has 1154 exhibits. The museum dedicated to life and work of the Tatar writer Gaziz Kashapov.

    For more information visit: http://museum.tatar.ru/museum/aksubaevskiy_kraevedcheskiy_muzey/filials/



  • Chak-chak museum

    Location: Ulitsa Parizhskoy Kommuny,18, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia


    The Chak-Chak Museum is all about the wonder of Tatar cuisine - Chak-chak. Here you may learn not only making this delicacy but also meet other Tatar traditional dishes with a cup of aromatic tea from a hot samovar.

    It is advised to make an appointment in advance, in order to avoid ocasional overcrowding.


    internet: https://chak-chak.museum 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/muzeino/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chakchakmuseum/ 



  • Almetyevsk Picture Gallery n.a. G. Stefanovskyi

    Location: Almetyevsk, Stroitelei pr.35


    Established on the initiative of Gennady A. Stefanovsky, an art school principal. His collection comprising over 600 items laid the foundation of the gallery. In 1987, the gallery was incorporated into the Fine Arts Museum as an affiliate.