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  • State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan

    Location: Kazan, K.Marx Str. 64 (see the map below

    The museum was founded in 1958 on the basis of the Picture Gallery of the State Museum of Tatarstan.
    The museum's collection numbers over 21,000 paintings, drawings and sculptures. The largest collection is of drawings including those of Western European origin comprising works by artists of the Netherlands, Flanders, Italy, Germany such as Duhrer, Rembrandt, Luca of Leiden, Rubens' Studio. Unique collection of the Old Russian paintings of the late 15th - the early 19th centuries. Among the Russian Art collection are the works of D. Levitsky, I. Aivazovsky, K. Bryullov, V. Tropinin, A. Savrasov, V. Polenov, I. Repin, V. Serov, etc. Remarkable collection of I.I. Shishkin. Small collection of the Russian avant-garde artists of the late 19th - the early 20th centuries. Rich and diversified art of Tatarstan including unique and the world`s largest collection of N.I. Feshin's paintings.

     

    State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Photo: Andrey Roshektaev

     

      

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  • Suvar ancient settlement (gorodishche)

    Location: Spassky district,  the Tatarskyi Gorodok village

    The cultural layer of one of the major towns of Volga Bulgaria recorded since the 10th century. The site of the settlement is toughly triangular in shape (the circumference is about 4.5 km in length) and surrounded by ramparts and ditches on three sides (north-eastern, south-western and southern). The clay mixed with other materials and log dwellings, the brick palace and also certain construction features of defensive installations have been studied by archaeological expeditions. The archaeological materials obtained and written sources prove that the period when the town was flourishing relates to the 11th-12th centuries. After the Mongol invasion Suvar went into decline and by the end of the 14th century had fallen into neglect. Also of interest are other archaeological monuments of different epochs and also the natural landscape: the Armenian colony (the 13th-14th centuries), the Greek chamber (the 14th century), the Agai Bazar site (Neolithic, the 14th-15th centuries), and Rabiga-Kul’.

  • Sviyazhsk State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve "Island-City Sviyazhsk"

    Location: Zelenodolsky district, Sviyazhsk (see the map below)

    The ensemble of buildings of the former town of Sviyazhsk has exceptional and universal value. It includes some of the original structures of the town, which have been preserved. One of them is the wooden Trinity (Troitskaya) Church (1551) with its interior and iconostasis, which is one of the few monuments of Russian wooden architecture of the 16th century to have survived. Next to it is the St. Nicholas (Nikolskaya) Church (1556). The Assumption (Uspenskaya) Church (1560) should be mention, which were built with the participation of the famous master stone mason Postnik Yakovlev (Barma), who created St. Basil’s on the Red Square in Moscow and the Kazan Kremlin. There are 1,080 m² of ancient frescoes have been preserved in the Assumption Cathedral, which for the breadth and variety of their biblical themes and the perfection of their execution are unequalled among the few surviving examples of fresco art of the 16th century. They differ substantially in their technique and use of colour from Novgorod, Pskov, Vladimir-Suzdal’ and Moscow fresco painting.

    It is also unique as an incomparable example of ancient Russian wooden town-building technique and for the sheer scale of the operation to construct and settle the town fortress (75,000 people built it in 24 days) there has been no equivalent anywhere in the world.

    For more information visit https://www.ostrovgrad.org/

     

    Sviyazhsk - town-island, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Sviyazhsk - town-island, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Sviyazhsk - town-island, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

    Sviyazhsk - town-island, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev

     

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  • Syukeevo group of caves

    Location: Kamsko-Ustyinsky district, few kilometres above Kamskoe Ust’ye

    It is a unique speleological complex of karst caves on the right bank of the Volga. The group consists of the Rudnichnaya (80 m), Konodol’skaya (320 m), Bogorodskaya (36 m), Yur’evskaya (410 m), and Zimov’evskaya (30 m) caves. The complex was discovered in 1971 and open for tourists. Strictly forbidden breaking off stalagmites and stalactites.

     

     

  • Tanakeevka burial ground

    Location: Spassky district, the Tanakeevka village

    This monument (the 9th-10th centuries) is one of the most important in Eastern Europe and crucial in illuminating significant questions of the history of Volga Bulgaria, such as the timing of the appearance in the Middle Volga region of this new political entity, the development of a general Volga culture as the result of interaction of various cultural components, the nature and timing of the appearance of Muslim rites, and so on.

     

     

  • The village of Bilyar - Bilyar State Historical, Archaeological and Natural Museum-Reserve

    Location: Alekseevsky district, Bilyarsk, Arbuzov Str. 2

    This is one of the most important places linked with the history of the Bulgar State. Bilyar (from the Bulgar – "great") was the biggest of the towns not only of Bulgaria (Suvar, Oshel’, Dzhuketau, etc) but also of medieval Eurasia as a whole (according to archaeologists, bigger than London or Paris of that time).

    From the 10th to the 13th centuries Bilyar was the capital of the Bulgar State. Its area reached 10 million m². The territory included a citadel, inner city, outer city and trading quarter. In the citadel protected by a wooden wall up to 10 m thick, there was a large cathedral mosque, royal cemetery, palace complex, storerooms and workshop. Consisting of big white stone, brick and wooden buildings the town made a striking impression on travellers. One of them, Dzhevaliki, compared its buildings with those of Rum (Constantinople). In the autumn, 1236, the Mongols destroyed Bilyar. In the 14th-16th centuries Bilyar was an ordinary town of Bulgaria and the Kazan Khanate. In the 17th-18th centuries it was a fortified town along the old Zakam’e line which protested against raids by Bashkirs and Nogais. In the 19th century it was famous for its pottery.

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  • Traditional Tatar clothes

    Nowadays people in Tatarstan, especially those living in cities, wear the same clothes as people from megapolices around the world. Though there are some features which belong only Tatars - tyubeteika, shawl, cotton headshawl and so.

    But few dacades ago the Tatar traditional costum was different. Traditional clothes of men consisted of a broad and long shirtsleeve (kyul'mek), easy with straight backs dressing gowns (yshtan), and a camsole (kamzun). In winter cold time men dressed in fur coats (tun) or multon coats (tulup). Men’s headgears were tyubeteika, round fur caps, malahay, and hats - in summer and spring; felt and fur hats in winter (burek). Bukhara dressing gowns were also popular (chapan) and scarfs, as outer clothing had no high and turn down collars.

    Traditional female clothes had much in common with men’s clothing. The main parts were a long shirt (kyul'mek) and trousers (yshtan). Female clothing was richly decorated with embroidery and trim. Women also wore camsoles made of velvet and an apron. A special element of Tatar women’s clothing was a kalphak. The Tatar women had a variety of headgears: different kinds of shawls (yaulyk), ear-flaps, etc. The Tatars also wore leather boots (kata, chitek, kevesh) and multicoloured shoes. Young women also wore breast ornaments made from corals and coins. The Tatar girls walked with an uncovered head, the adult girls and women always carried cotton shawls.

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  • Yalchik lake

    Location: the republic of Mari El, Volzhskyi district, 30 km from Volzhsk

    Yalchik lake
    Photo: Andrey Roshektaev

    Yalchik lake
    Photo: Andrey Roshektaev

    Clouds above the lake
    Photo: Andrey Roshektaev