Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan

Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, is located on the left bank of the Volga River. One of the greatest religious, economic, political, scientific, educational, cultural and sports centres of Russia.

Kazan is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe after Prague and Kiev.

Being only the seventh city in the country in terms of population, Kazan holds status of “The Third Capital of Russia”.

In 2011 Kazan hosted the European Weightlifting Championships. In 2013, the city played host to the 27th Summer Universiade, and to the World Fencing Championships in 2014 .

In 2015 Kazan hosted the 16th FINA World Championships.

And in 2017-2018 Kazan will be one of the host cities of the FIFA Confederations Cup and the FIFA World Cup.

Kazan is also one of the largest cultural centres of Russia. It preserves classical achievements and at the same time contributes to the development of recent trends in culture. Tatarstan's capital is traditionally called "multicultural", meaning mutually beneficial enrichment of peacefully coexisting Russian, Tatar and many other cultures. The first Institute for the Culture of Peace in the World was established in Kazan under the auspices of UNESCO.

European Weightlifting Championships

27th Summer Universiade

World Fencing Championships

16th FINA World Championships

Kazan is one of the cities that will host matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup and the FIFA World Cup



The climate of Kazan is moderately continental, the average temperature is given in the table below:

-8.6 °C-10.4 °C-10.1 °C-2.9 °C+5.5 °C+13.3 °C+18.1 °C+20.2 °C+17.6 °C+ 11.7 °C+ 4.8° C-3.4 °C