Kazan is a modern city with a most interesting history. It was the center of Tatar realm and offers many insights into old as well as new ways of Russian living. Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, the third largest city in Russia and is one of the largest economic, scientific and cultural centres in the country. The city celebrated its 1,000th anniversary in 2005. About 1.2 million people – including over 100 nationalities – live together in Kazan in an atmosphere of cultural, religious and linguistic diversity. Kazan has traditionally been one of top science cities in Russia.
You will find more information at websites:
About Kazan – http://old.kzn.ru/eng/kazan/about/ or http://aboutkazan.com/
Practical Info - http://gokazan.com/page/vazhnaya-informacia/
Kazan Federal University - http://kpfu.ru/?p_sub=16
Kazan State Medical University - http://www.kazansmu.com/
Wiki travel - http://wikitravel.org/en/Kazan