Kazan, Russia/kazan020- bukaraevp112l

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Kazan is the capital of Tartarstan (Qazan in Tartar). Kazan was founded by either the Volga Bulgars or the Taters (Tarters) of the Golden Horde. In the mid-15th century, Kazan became an important city in trading routes. In 1552 the city was conquered by Ivan the Terrible. A revival of the Tatar culture has occurred in the twentieth century. This painting, by modern artist, Ravil Zagidullin, appears in the National Kazan Cultural Center (Nationalniy Kazanskiy Kulturniy Tsentr; Ul. Ol'kenitskogo and Ul. Pushkina, N55 48.09 E49 7.56).