Thursday, 31 May 2012
The Kazan Kremlin
Kazan is the name of the capital of Tatarstan in Russia. Its Kremlin was built by Ivan the Terrible on the ruins of an earlier stone fortress. It is now on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list as being the only surviving Tatar fortress with some evidence of the original town structure.
The nations Russian and Tatar cultures have developed together and can be seen as a place where east meets west, and where Christians and Muslims live together peacefully.