Often called the Islamic capital of Russia, Kazan embodies the flawless harmony between the East and the West. Dualism is apparent everywhere – the languages (Russian and Tatar), religion (Christianity and Islam), cuisine, architecture and atmosphere. With over a thousand years to its history, Kazan brings together rich historical heritage and bustling cosmopolitan lifestyle, and is known for its modern sports events facilities, Islamic architectural gems and flavorful national cuisine. Respect for its history and regard for the future walk side by side in Kazan and inspire its visitors.