historical person

historical person

  • Boratynskyi Museum

    Location: Kazan, Korolenko St., 26, and Gorky Str. 25/28

    The museum is an affiliate of the Tatarstan National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan.
    Established as a community school museum in 1977. Since 1983 it was incorporated into the Republican National Museum as a affiliate. In 1991, the exhibition "Family Album Pages" was opened in the reconstructed wing of the Boratynskys' estate on Gorky Street. The exhibition is based on the genuine items of that time. There is also a small collection of the Boratynskyi's memorabilia exposed at the museum.

    Internet: http://boratynskiy.tatmuseum.ru/   
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1762666090673852/ 



  • Gabdulla Tukay museum complex

    Location: Arsky district, the Novy Kyrlai village

    Branch of the State Joint Museum. Not only admirers of poetry of Tukay know the museum but also all those who know anything at all about this great figure in Tatar culture from the early 20th century.

    The museum exposition features artefacts related to those times, early editions of the poet's works, many photos and works inspired by the verses of Tukay’s creations - stories, fairytales, and poems. 

    While visiting the museum it is also possible to take a wonderful walk through the forest.


    Internet: http://tukay-museum.ru/en/ 




  • 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/




  • Konstantin Vasiliev Memorial Museum

    Location: Zelenodolsky district, Vasilievo, Lenina Str. 61-4

    Established 1994. Opened on January 10, 1996. Became an affiliate of the Republican National Museum of Tatarstan in 1997.

    Internet: http://www.konstantinvasiliev.ru


  • Lenin Memorial House

    Location: Kazan, Ulyanov-Lenin Str. 58

    Opened in 1937 in the house where the Ulyanovs lived from September 1888 to May 1989. The rooms occupied by the Ulyanovs were restored.
    A documentary exhibition is displayed in the enlargement to the house.
    For more information visit https://lenin.tatmuseum.ru/
  • Musa Jalil Memorial Flat

    Location: Kazan, Gorky Str. 17, 27-28

    Opened in 1983 as the RT National Museum affiliate. A museum flat, the exhibition is dedicated to life and creative work of Musa Jalil in Kazan (1929-1941).


    For more information visit https://m-jalil.tatmuseum.ru/



  • Museum of Gaziz Kashapov

    Location: Aksubaevsky district, Novoe Uzeevo

    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/



  • Nazib Zhiganov Memorial Flat

    Location: Kazan, M.Krasnaya Str. 14-1

    Nazib Zhiganov was one of the founders of the modern professional Tatar musical art. Many establishments and organisations of musical culture in Tatarstan such as the Kazan Conservatory is now an academy, the Tatar Opera and Ballet Theatre, the State Symphonic Orchestra, the Union of Composers of the Republic, and the Lycée at the conservatory were created with his participation. Zhiganov wrote eight operas, three ballets, and many symphonies and compositions. His works represent balanced combination of Tatar, Russian, and European musical heritage. 


    For more information visit https://jiganov.tatmuseum.ru/https://www.facebook.com/muzeykompozitorangzhihanova2016 and http://www.russianmuseums.info/M2762 



  • Saidashev Museum

    Location: Kazan, Gorky Str. 13

    Opened in 1993 as the RT National Museum affiliate. The museum occupies a two-storied outbuilding in the yard of G.Kamal Tatar Academic Theatre, where the composer lived from 1928 to 1954 and created his best works.
    Small music salon hosts chamber parties and musical evenings.

    For more information visit http://saydash.tatmuseum.ru/




  • Sharif Kamal's Memorial Flat

    Location: Kazan, Ostrovsky Str. 15

    Affiliate of the Republican National Museum of Tatarstan.
    Established as the National Museum affiliate in 1944 in the house where the writer lived since 1928. In 2019 the museum was opened as the House of the Tatar Book, following a thorough reconstruction. Since then an official name is the Museum of the History of Tatar Literature with the memorial apartment of Sharif Kamal. 

    Sharif Kamal lived in this house from 1918 until his death in 1942. Here was created his most famous works "Matur tuganda" ("When beauty is born"), "Buhet ezlәgundu" ("In search of happiness"), and many others. 

    The museum as whole consists of  exhibition halls, a children's room, a library, mapping and coworking rooms, a bookstore, and a printing house. The exposition itself comprises reconstructed flat furnishings, the writer's memorabilias and archives.


    Internet: https://kamala.tatmuseum.ru/ 



  • Shishkin Memorial House

    Location: Elabuga, Naberezhnaya Str. 12

    The only country's museum of the prominent Russian artist, a founder of realistic landscape painting.
    Opened in 1960 in the house of the Shishkins where the artist spent his childhood and youth and which he later visited on repeated occasions in the days of his creative maturity. The appearance and furnishings of the living rooms were restored and the genuine works of the artist are displayed there.


    for more information visit http://www.elabuga.com/shishkin/aboutShishkinHouse.html