The Kremlin in the city of Kazan is a unique historical, architectural and cultural complex which combines both Christian and Moslim, Russian and Tatar motives. The Kremlin is situated on the high left bank of the Volga river and left bank of the Kazanka river. We are going to have a helicopter tour over the Kremlin now.
The city itself was formed at the time of the Kremlin construction. The fortress on the hill was founded in the beginning of the 11 century. By the 16 century the city looked like a powerful fortress made of wood and stones and decorated with high mosques and mausoleums.
In 1552 Kazan was attacked by the Russian troops and made a part of the Russian state.
Following the decree of Tsar Ivan Grozny the fortress was reconstructed.
The Republic of Tatarstan was formed in 1992. It is a part of the Russian Federation. Tatar President resides in the Kremlin that was built in 1994.
The Spassk Tower was built in 1556-1562.
The Kremlin territory has contours of the hill.
Inside the Tower.
They included the Kazan Kremlin in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.
Repairs of the Tower.
This place was occupied by a fratry built in 1556.
The musem is on the left.
The main mosque of Tatarstan.
It was built in 1996.
It was opened in 2005.
The main minaret is 58 m high.
1500 people can go inside. Other 10 000 people can pray in front of the mosque.
Northern part of the Kremlin.
Blagoveshchensk Cathedral was founded in 1552.
It is a leaning tower.
The residence of President.
The complex is being reconstructed currently. New automobile roads will soon lead to the Kremlin from the remote parts of the city.